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Louise Harris back as a councillor after winning in South Gloucestershire

After last week’s bumper set of council by-elections, it’s only three this week with one defence each for the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats.

Denby Dale, Kirklees

The Conservative defence, with Alison Baskeyfield standing for the Liberal Democrats.

Boleyn, Newham

The Labour defence, with Arunasalam Pirapaharan standing for the Liberal Democrats, making this only the second time the party has fought the ward in seven contests since it was created.

Dodington, South Gloucestershire

The Liberal Democrat defence, with Louise Harris, the former London Assembly member and Eastleigh councillor, standing for the Liberal Democrats.

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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