Lib Dems and Conservatives swap one gain from each other

Nine principal authority council by-elections this week, with seven Liberal Democrat candidates in them. (As to why the candidate count matters, see here.)

As it’s Erlend Watson‘s funeral today (Friday), coverage of the results is sparser than usual, but I’ll update the post more fully over the weekend.

Commiserations to Michael Phipps and the team.

Congratulations to Charlie Best, clearly the best candidate…

Thank you to Gill Brooks for standing for the Lib Dems.

Thank you to Timothy Glenton for standing.

Thank you to Ryan Aisthorpe for standing for the Liberal Democrats.

Congratulations to Phil Barron for such a big increase in the Liberal Democrat vote. A good sign for next time.

One result to come, where the count has been delayed to Saturday due to the weather. Thank you to Peter Squire for standing in that one.

For what all this means for the running total of council by-election results since the last May elections, see my council by-elections scorecard here.

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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