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.

Get by-election results by email

If you sign up for my daily email with the latest pieces from this site, you’ll also get included as a little bonus the full set of council by-election results each week:

    If you submit this form, your data will be used in line with the privacy policy here to update you on the topic(s) selected. This may including using this data to contact you via a variety of digital channels.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

One response to “Lib Dems gain seat from Labour from 4th place with 33% swing”

  1. Do not forget the volunteers that delivered the leaflets. They are the backbone of the organisation and need looking after, that includes doing their shopping if they need help. Building up a permanent support system is vital and must be nurtured.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments and data you submit with them will be handled in line with the privacy and moderation policies.