Three council by-elections this week, three Conservative defences but, alas, only two Liberal Democrat candidates.
No Liberal Democrat candidate here, continuing the recent pattern of no-shows in this part of England:
Snettisham, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
Erika Coward was the Liberal Democrat candidate in a ward the party last contested in 2004. She even scored a (rather distant!) second place:
Orton Longueville, Peterborough
Daniel Gibbs was the Liberal Democrat candidate and good to see he moved up above the Greens:
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.