Hefty swing from Conservatives to Liberal Democrats in Surrey

Two council by-elections this week and only one Liberal Democrat candidate. But things are better than that statistic makes it sound, for the contest without a Lib Dem is from the City of London Corporation, where independent candidates usually dominate. This time it is five independents and one SDP (modern, Eurosceptic variety) fighting to succeed an independent there.

On then to the results…

Billingsgate, City of London

Go, SDP:

Warlingham, Surrey

The most impressive Charles Lister stood for the Liberal Democrats here, following up having been the candidate last time too. Congratulations to him and the team on a hefty swing from the Conservatives:


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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