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Liberal Democrats gain seat from Conservatives in Rutland

Seven principal authority council by-elections this week, and all seven with Liberal Democrat candidates. That’s one up on the last time these seats were fought.

Plus also a more unusual by-election: for the Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner after the elected Conservative did not take up the seat due to been illegible to be elected.

First in, a big swing to the Lib Dems in Dover, in a ward where the party was behind both Conservatives and independents last time:

Thank you to Anne and the team – and with a a result like that, things are looking good for even more progress next time.

Thank you to Carol Wilcox for standing here.

Thank you to Peter for standing in a ward we did not contest the last two times it was up.

Thanks and congratulations to the team in Rutland for not only standing but also winning:

One thing makes that win particularly wonderful:

A pair of holds over in Ribble Valley too:

Congratulations Kerry, Gaynor and the Ribble Valley team!

The final council by-election result to come in was from Scotland:

Thank you to Jeff Goodhall for standing.

Finally, in Wiltshire:

Thank you to Brian Mathew and the team for raising the Lib Dem vote in most unusual circumstances.

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. But this week, these other by-elections did come to notice:

Congratulations to Emma-Jayne and the team.

Add to that congratulations to Gerry and the team in Morecambe because…

Not to mention Catherine too:

Meanwhile, congratulations to Kerry and Gaynor, along with the team in Clitheroe:

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