Seven by-elections this week, but only six on the Thursday as Tamworth unusually is holding its on a Friday, which strictly speaking is a delayed election due to the death of Sarah Walters, the Green Party candidate, in the run-up to the scheduled May election.
That extra day was not enough, alas, to find a Liberal Democrat candidate for the contest so it’s a case of six out of seven contests having a Lib Dem this time round.
It was so nearly a second gain for the Lib Dems:
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.