Political

Lib Dem gain council seat from Conservatives with huge swing

Four council by-elections this week and three Liberal Democrat candidates. If not a full house, at least that is an improvement on when these seats were last contested.

Eccleston and Mawdesley, Chorley

No Lib Dem candidate this time making it just once in 15 contests that the party has stood.

Park End and Beckfield, Middlesbrough

No Liberal Democrat candidate last time, but Ian Jones this time. Thank you for standing, Ian.

Rhondda, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Karen Roberts stood for the Liberal Democrats.

Trowbridge Drynham, Wiltshire

Andrw Bryant Trowbridge by-election leaflet. Photo courtesy of @brianmathew4nw
A big win for the Liberal Democrats in Wiltshire, a county right at the heart of those mostly overlooked 3.5 million Conservative Remain voters who the Tories seem determined to drive away from their party:

A brilliant result: well done to Andrew Bryant and the team.

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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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