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Lib Dem vote up as council by-elections recommence

It’s back to council by-elections after the general election, with five held this week.

First in: a Conservative hold with a swing to the Liberal Democrats and the party’s candidate Alec Jones:

But then two by-elections where the Lib Dems did not start in the top two and, as happened in the general election, the party got squeezed:

But a candidate this time round in Stockton:

Although alas not quite a full slate of candidates:

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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