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SNP win this week’s one local council by-election from Labour

Only one principal authority council by-election this week, a Labour defence in Scotland.

As ever, when looking at the figures it’s worth bearing in mind that Scottish council elections are fought under STV but by-elections when one seat is up use AV (the alternative vote).

Hans Edgington stood for the Liberal Democrats. Thank you Hans!

With the usual caveats about how only some parish/town council by-elections get reported, there was a welcome Lib Dem gain in Wiltshire:

That win is particularly good news ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) by-election in Wiltshire.

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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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