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Lib Dems gain seat from Labour from 4th place with 33% swing

A pair of Labour defences make up this week’s council by-elections. One in Cornwall and one in Sunderland, both have a Liberal Democrat candidate (yay).

First result is, in traditional general election night style, from Sunderland. And wow:

Martin Haswell election leaflet
What a result for Martin Haswell and the team, which follows the similarly amazing win in January last year nearby in Sandhill ward.

Searching for a little more information to add to this story, I did come across this public posting on Facebook:
Corbyn supporter on Sunderland byelection

Meanwhile in Cornwall:

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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