Political

Tonight’s council by-elections: promising swing from Conservatives in Basingstoke

Only got one of the three results so far: a Conservative hold in Basingstoke, but with their majority cut from 99 to 34 and an 8% swing to the Liberal Democrats.

The result in Rooksdown ward, Basingstoke & Deane Council, was:

Conservative  156  (53%, -11%)
Liberal Democrat  122  (41%, +5%)
Labour  18  (6%, +6%)

Conservative hold
8% swing from Conservative to Liberal Democrat
34% turnout

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