Post by hullensianlurker on Apr 4, 2012 20:42:30 GMT
No SOPN for K-u-H yet but the Labour candidates were announced last week:
Rosie Nicola – Candidate for Avenue Ward Leanne Fudge – Candidate for Beverley Ward Theresa Vaughan – Candidate for Boothferry Ward Karen Rouse-Deane- Candidate for Bricknell Ward Rob Dunstan – Candidate for Derringham Ward MIke Thompson– Candidate for Drypool Ward Gill Kennett -Candidate for Holderness Ward Suzanne Armstrong – Candidate for Ings Ward Gwen Lunn -Candidate for Kings Park Ward + Councillor John Hewitt – Candidate for Longhill Ward + Councillor Sheila Waudby – Candidate for Marfleet Ward + Councillor Colin Inglis – Candidate for Myton Ward Helena Spencer – Candidate for Newington Ward Brian Navier – Candidate for Newland Ward Councillor Steven Bayes – Candidate for Orchard Park/Greenwood Ward Sharon Belcher – Candidate for Pickering Ward + Councillor Daren Hale -Candidate for St Andrews Ward + Councillor Tom McVie – Candidate for Southcoates East Ward + Councillor Mary Glew- Candidate for Southcoates West Ward Ken Turner – Candidate for Sutton Ward
LD won Beverley comfortably and Boothferry narrowly in 2011, the Tories two councillors are both in Bricknell (no election last year), Labour won all the rest last time round. You may (or may not) be interested that Ken Turner is the father of Hull East MP Karl Turner.
Obviously there will be a full compliment of Lib Dems (though a few sitting councillors are retiring) and Tories and I've heard four Greens are standing.
According to the council website the full SOPN is announced at 12.00pm on Tuesday.
The current standing are Lab 34, LD 22, Con 2, Ind 1.
LD did better than last year. They won at least 7 wards, some of them lost in 2011. I think just 5 gains for Lab. They lost Pickering by almost 20% Bad Labour administration or will we see similar trend in Lab-LD northern cities tonight and tomorrow?
LD did much better than last year. They won at least 7 wards, some of them lost in 2011. I think just 3 gains for Lab so far. They lost Pickering by almost 20% Bad Labour administration or will we see similar trend in Lab-LD northern cities tonight and tomorrow?
We certainly aren't seeing it in the North West. The LibDems have lost their leader here in Halton, it looks like another wipeout for them in Manchester, and I am hearing their Leader in Stockport has lost his seat (in a ward that elected a LibDem last year).
Ings and Sutton were easy Lab gain like last year. The other wards were all safe Labour too, I don't think it's much of an interest if Labour polled 60% or 65%. Boothferry, Derringham and Kings Park were close both years. 100 votes one way or the other, it doesn't change the general picture that they are closely fought Lab-LD or LD-Lab marginals
Drypool, Pickering, Newland and Holderness (even if Lab gained it anyway) show the biggest differences compared to last year. 2 are in Hull East constituency, 1 in North and 1 West
Hull East Lab 11244 64.9% LD 4710 27.2% Con 822 4.7% NF 432 2.5% UKIP 109 0.6%
Hull North * Lab 5401 41.3% LD 4601 35.2% Con 1344 10.3% UKIP 1002 7.7% Grn 733 5.6%
Hull West & Hessle ** Lab 6069 49.9% LD 4255 35.0% UKIP 1251 10.3% Con 527 4.3% NF 70 0.6%
* only 6 of 9 wards - excludes Bransholme East and West and University which on balance would tend to favour Labour ** excludes Hessle which would tend to favour the LDs (but not much going by last years result)