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2012 Local Elections

TUSC 2012 results in wards also contested in 2011

TUSC against cuts A TOTAL of 133 candidates, standing in 132 wards in 40 councils, contested the English and Welsh local elections on May 3rd 2012, under the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) umbrella.  In addition, TUSC stood a candidate in the Liverpool Mayoral contest and a list of candidates for the all-London Assembly Members part of the Greater London Authority (GLA) elections (it did not stand candidates for the London Mayor or the 14 GLA Constituency Member seats). 

In total these candidates polled 43,324 votes. In the local council elections TUSC candidates averaged 6.2% of the vote.  This was up on last year’s average of 5.2%.

Not every council that had elections in 2011 went to the polls this year. However, out of the 133 local council wards TUSC candidates contested in 2012 there were 73 where there was also a TUSC candidate in 2011.  This allows for a direct comparison to be made between our performance then and now, one year on, which is what the table below does.

In 2011 our candidates in these 73 wards polled a total of 13,493 votes – this year, in the same wards, we polled 13,071 votes, marginally down.  But with turnout falling in this year’s local elections – a feature everywhere – our average share of the votes in these ‘comparator wards’ actually increased, from 5.4% to 6.7%.

The BBC reported on ‘growing support for UKIP’ on the basis that it “gained 13% of the vote in the seats where they stood”.  Other media repeated this ‘headline news’.  So what do they make of TUSC’s results?

See also 2012 Local Elections: TUSC council ward results ‘league table’

 

LOCAL AUTHORITY

 

WARD NAME

 

2012 VOTES

2011 results

Cambridge

Romsey

457 (18.5%)

356 (12.0%)

Stevenage

Longmeadow

109 (6.6%)

62 (3.1%)

Stevenage

Shephall

48 (3.7%)

75 (4.6%)

Stevenage

Roebuck

41 (2.8%)

61 (3.3%)

Stevenage

Bandley Hill

101 (6.7%)

61 (3.1%)

Stevenage

Bedwell

39 (2.5%)

53 (2.8%)

Lincoln

Park

59 (5.1%)

55 (3.5%)

Lincoln

Abbey

139 (8.9%)

120 (5.5%)

Lincoln

Carholme

106 (5.7%)

62 (2.4%)

Lincoln

Minster

41 (2.2%)

57 (2.4%)

Lincoln

Moorland

78 (4.8%)

37 (1.8%)

Carlisle

Currock

97 (7.9%)

104 (7.1%)

Gateshead

Deckham

118 (5.9%)

189 (7.9%)

Gateshead

High Fell

248 (13.3%)

165 (7.5%)

Liverpool

Old Swan

123 (3.4%)

74 (1.8%)

Liverpool

Yew Tree

129 (4.0%)

66 (1.8%)

Liverpool

Kirkdale

143 (4.5%)

162 (4.7%)

Liverpool

Riverside

109 (3.3%)

88 (2.5%)

Liverpool

Princes Park

161 (6.0%)

104 (3.3%)

Manchester

Ardwick

64 (3.0%)

100 (3.6%)

Manchester

Baguley

115 (4.9%)

74 (2.8%)

Manchester

Fallowfield

70 (3.1%)

83 (2.6%)

Manchester

Sharston

78 (3.2%)

70 (2.4%)

Preston

Town Centre

967 (48.5%)

840 (39.8%)

Salford

Ordsall

335 (18.7%)

381 (16.1%)

Sefton

Netherton & Orrell

227 (9.3%)

181 (6.1%)

Portsmouth

Central Southsea

151 (5.4%)

234 (6.2%)

Portsmouth

Fratton

173 (7.9%)

177 (6.0%)

Southampton

Bitterne Park

136 (3.9%)

264 (6.1%)

Southampton

Redbridge

220 (7.6%)

212 (6.1%)

Southampton

Bargate

82 (3.6%)

158 (5.1%)

Southampton

Woolston

138 (4.7%)

163 (4.8%)

Southampton

Bitterne

77 (2.5%)

163 (4.8%)

Southampton

Swaythling

76 (3.1%)

104 (3.4%)

Southampton

Shirley

54 (1.4%)

124 (2.9%)

Southampton

Harefield

75 (2.0%)

117 (2.7%)

Southampton

Bassett

62 (1.9%)

110 (2.4%)

Southampton

Portswood

50 (1.5%)

88 (2.2%)

Southampton

Bevois

63 (2.1%)

74 (2.1%)

Gloucester

Barton & Tredworth

170 (7.6%)

190 (6.8%)

Plymouth

Sutton & Mount Gould

85 (3.1%)

75 (2.0%)

Coventry

St Michaels

1,469 (43.4%)

1,263 (30.3%)

Coventry

Lower Stoke

310 (9.7%)

291 (6.4%)

Coventry

Cheylesmore

141 (3.4%)

161 (3.1%)

Coventry

Henley

80 (2.4%)

113 (2.6%)

Coventry

Wyken

89 (2.5%)

121 (2.5%)

Coventry

Sherbourne

145 (4.6%)

117 (2.5%)

Coventry

Longford

111 (3.4%)

101 (2.4%)

Coventry

Radford

142 (4.9%)

94 (2.3%)

Coventry

Earlsdon

116 (2.7%)

136 (2.2%)

Coventry

Upper Stoke

120 (3.5%)

95 (2.2%)

Coventry

Whoberley

206 (6.1%)

109 (2.1%)

Coventry

Westwood

122 (3.6%)

95 (2.0%)

Coventry

Binley & Willenhall

67 (2.1%)

79 (1.9%)

Coventry

Holbrook

99 (3.3%)

57 (1.3%)

Coventry

Wainbody

54 (1.5%)

83 (1.5%)

Coventry

Bablake

48 (1.2%)

45 (0.8%)

Coventry

Woodlands

82 (2.1%)

44 (0.8%)

Walsall

Blakenall

1,025 (45.8%)

928 (34.0%)

Walsall

Bloxwich West

250 (9.3%)

234 (7.4%)

Walsall

Bloxwich East

70 (3.0%)

107 (4.1%)

Worcester

Bedwardine

94 (5.0%)

99 (3.4%)

Worcester

St Johns

102 (6.3%)

88 (4.0%)

Kirklees

Crossland Moor & Netherton

375 (7.9%)

866 (14.8%)

Kirklees

Newsome

119 (2.7%)

150 (3.1%)

Leeds

Headingley

82 (3.0%)

88 (2.3%)

Leeds

Horsforth

77 (1.2%)

164 (2.1%)

Rotherham

Boston Castle

189 (5.1%)

211 (5.1%)

Sheffield

Burngreave

708 (14.1%)

831 (14.0%)

Sheffield

Gleadless Valley

176 (3.7%)

186 (3.0%)

Sheffield

Graves Park

116 (2.3%)

147 (2.3%)

Sheffield

Walkley

136 (2.7%)

102 (1.6%)

Wakefield

Wakefield East

337 (9.9%)

355 (9.0%)

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

73 wards

13,071 (6.7%)

13,493 (5.4%)