Political

This week’s council by-elections

Three principal authority council by-elections this week. With three holds (counting the independent to independent result as a hold for independents), they were a less dramatic set of results than the general election is likely to be. But there was a welcome increase in the number of wards being contested by the Lib Dems:

Thank you to Ulysse Abate for being the Lib Dem candidate.

Kay Pyper was the Liberal Democrat on the ballot paper, a particularly welcome piece of news given there was no Lib Dem the previous two times this ward was up for election.

Barbara Cohen was the Lib Dem this time; thank you.

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 as it’s only those for which comprehensive results are available.

What do the polls say?

The results above may tell us what voters are deciding on ballot papers, but not everywhere voted. So what’s the overall picture in the polls? Find out each week with my newsletter, The Week in Polls.

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