One of the wards up for election this week has a very unusual electoral history

Three council by-elections this week,  and three Liberal Democrat candidates even though last time the seats were fought there was only one. Good.

Two of the contests are in South Kesteven council, Lincolnshire and the third is in Redcar.

The Redcar ward is three-member and managed at one point to have a Labour, a Conservative and a Lib Dem councillor all at the same time. The Lib Dem and Labour from that trio then both stood as independents next time and both lost. Nor have politics got that much more settled recently with the Lib Dem candidate this time, Marilyn Marshall, a Labour candidate in another ward in 2011 and 2015.

Here are the results in this week’s council by-elections:

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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