Coventry Apr 25, 2016 22:37:27 GMT
Post by joe on Apr 25, 2016 22:37:27 GMT
Contains the middle-class Westwood Heath, the white working class Canley, and most of Tile Hill (a mixture of working and middle class). There are a substantial number of University of Warwick students (13.4%) in the ward, mostly in Canley.
Previous results (table ordered by 2015 vote, winner bolded)
In 2004, the first election under the current boundaries, the ward returned 1 Conservative and two Labour councillors.
There are only four candidates (Conservative, Green, Labour, TUSC), so where the UKIP and Lib Dem voters go may prove crucial to who wins this marginal (Lab-Con) seat. Turnout is going to resemble 2011 and 2012 more than 2014 and 2015, but that's no guarantee that Labour will retain the seat. It could go either way, and I don't have much information about what's been going on on the ground there.
No ukip and no LD is bad news for Labour.