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Lib Dems only party to gain vote share in first council by-election of 2020

This year’s council by-elections kicked off with a relatively quiet week: just the one contest in Bristol. A contest, however, with a Liberal Democrat candidate so the year starts off with a 100% contestation rate for the party.

Brislington East, Bristol

Tara Murray and Ed Davey

Tara Murray stood in this split Conservative/Labour ward and with her team pulled off a very impressive vote increase:

Which means, ahem, that:

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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One response to “Lib Dems only party to gain vote share in first council by-election of 2020”

  1. As a Lliberal Democrat since before the Lib Dems were formed by the union of the Liberal and Social Democrats parties.I only hope that Boris Johnson will make a sufficient mistakes for another vote to replace him and the Tories with someone better

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