Political

Two council by-elections, two Liberal Democrat candidates, one big swing from the Conservatives

Richard Jerrett - Liberal Democrat candidate
One Labour seat and one Conservative-turned-Independent seat make up this week’s council by-elections. Both, hooray, have a Liberal Democrat candidate.

Ely, Cardiff

A Labour seat with Richard Jerrett, pictured above, as the Lib Dem candidate:

Oundle, Northamptonshire

This by-election is for a seat won by the Conservatives at the election but the councillor then defected* to Independents as part of the fallout around the council running out of money.

Marc Folgate was the Liberal Democrat candidate:

* A variant of Rule 2a applies

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These by-election results round-ups cover principal authority by-elections. See my post The danger in celebrating parish and town council wins for your own party for the reasons to avoid straying too often into covering town, parish or community council by-elections.

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