Two by-elections, two holds, two different results of Ukip vote dropping

Two council by-elections this week which didn’t quite make it into the large round of elections last Thursday. Both holds, but note how Ukip suffered in both.

The drop in the Ukip vote this time disproportionately helped the Conservatives in South Derbyshire whilst in Norfolk there was a welcome Liberal Democrats candidate this time, who made the most net gains as Ukip slumped:

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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