Only one council by-election this week: a Conservative defence in Wales, and it’s without a Liberal Democrat candidate alas even though there was a Lib Dem last time.
Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan
Worth noting that the Conservative candidate was Andrew R.T. Davies, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives 2011-18 and a member of the Welsh Assembly since 2007. People sometimes have mixed views about those who seek to hold elected office at multiple levels, but in general, it’s good to a former party leader viewing local government as being worth their time.
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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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