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Three by-elections, two Liberal Democrat candidates

Three council by-elections this week, three Conservative defences but, alas, only two Liberal Democrat candidates.

Ansdell, Fylde

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

A town with a growing Liberal Democrat council group and a Labour MP facing legal action.

Daniel Gibbs was the Liberal Democrat candidate and good to see he moved up above the Greens:

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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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