This week’s council by-elections: seven from Scotland and Wales

Seven council by-elections this week, four in Scotland and three in Wales. Not quite a full slate of Lib Dem candidates to follow up last week’s full slate. But six out of seven this time, which is up from four out of seven the last time these seats were fought.

Helensburgh and Lomond South, Argyll and Bute

Henry Boswell ran for the Liberal Democrats.

As this was a Scottish contest, the result last time was a multi-member ward result using STV. The by-election was for one seat using the alternative vote. Last time the Conservatives finished ahead of the Liberal Democrats on first preferences.

Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute

As with the last two times the ward has been fought, there was no Liberal Democrat candidate.

Eirias, Conwy

The Liberal Democrat candidate was Lisa Wilkins, marking a return for the party to contesting the ward after not standing last time.

Corwen, Denbighshire

Lisa Davies stood for the Lib Dems, breaking a run of four previous no-shows for the party stretching all the way back to when the ward came into being for the 2004 elections.

Baillieston, Glasgow

The Lib Dem candidate was Daniel Donaldson.

Partick East/Kelvindale, Glasgow

Tahir Jameel stood for the Lib Dems.

Maesydre, Wrexham

Roger Davies stood for the Liberal Democrats.

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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2 responses to “This week’s council by-elections: seven from Scotland and Wales”

  1. Marl, tell them, unless you have a candidate your core voter has no voice and may drift to another party never to return.! If we believe in PR then, in those contests where a form of PR is in place, it is even more important to have a name in the frame.
    This must be the responsibility of the State and Regional parties to find a name, if the local party is too moribund or non-existent to perform their duty.
    Somebody needs to use his influence….

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