Two Lib Dem holds but one loss in this week’s by-elections

Six principal authority council by-elections this week. Unusually, half of them were Liberal Democrat defences. Helped by that, it’s yet another week with a full slate of Liberal Democrat candidates.

First up, commiserations to Anne Pallett:

Happier news though from Devon, with congratulations to new councillor Jamie Kemp:

Thank you to Katy Brookes-Duncan for being the Liberal Democrat candidate.

Congratulations to new councillor Jonathan Cornthwaite.

Michael Illingworth was the Lib Dem candidate – thank you.

Thank you to Dan Brown for standing.

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, this other by-election did come to notice:

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2 responses to “Two Lib Dem holds but one loss in this week’s by-elections”

  1. The winning Tory candidate in East Cambridgeshire was already the local county councillor for the area. Does this suggest that “double-hatting” can be a good strategy in some areas?

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