There was only oneb by - election im Wales this week amd saw spme cheer for the Tories as they sek to defend the marfinal Vale of Glamorgan in May. .Information from Aldc and Political bettingVALE OF GLAMORGAN UA, LLANTWIT MAJOR- 26TH MARCH 2015
March 26, 2015
Conservative 1,016 [40.8%; +18.7%]
Llantwit Major First I1,004 [40.3%; -15.8%]
Labour 378 [15.2%; +0.5%]
Plaid Cymru 95 [3.8%; -3.5%]
Conservative gain from Llantwit Major First Independent
Percentage change since 2012
This is I believe the only Tory win in Wales since the 5010 election
Result of ward at last election (2012) : E denotes Elected
Llantwit First: John 2,068 E, Hacker 1,603 E, Williams 1,490 E, Geary 1,327 E (57%)
Conservatives: Clifford 813, Austin 759, Downe 544, Grant 536 (23%)
Labour: Price 541, Beech 502, Batchelor 471, Denman 411 (17%)
Plaid Cymru: Stephens 269 (2%)
Obviously Llantwit Major was never going to be an area where Labour or Plaid would create a shock.
But the same could have ben said of parts of Scotland for the SNP .
Bit on Thursday there was Four By-elections in Scotland and if pundits were hoping for some kind of indication that the Polls were misleading and the SNP were not going to make a mahor break through they were to be disappointed/ These elections were held under STV so analysis is a bit harder but the numbers speak for themselves.