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 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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