Four council by-elections had been due this week. Three were called off because of coronavirus. The legal basis for doing that was unclear, though… … Read the full post »
Here’s my coverage of all the local council by-election results in Britain, updated each week as the results come in.
I include all principal authority by-elections (i.e. borough, district, county and unitary – plus the City of London and, if there were to be a by-election there, the Council of the Isles of Scilly).
See my post “The danger in celebrating parish and town council wins for your own party” for the reasons I generally avoid covering town, parish or community council by-elections.
You can also sign up to receive full by-election voting figures each week by email at www.libdemnewswire.com (pick the daily digest option).
For the annual rounds of local elections, see my LocalBase set of annual council election results.
After Tuesday’s unusually timed by-election, another four took place on Thursday, and they included a Lib Dem gain. … Read the full post »
Tuesday is not a usual day for council by-elections, though it is the most commonly used day for those rare occasions when polling isn’t on a Thursday. … Read the full post »
The council by-election pace picked up this week with seven contests – three for Labour seats, three for Conservatives seats and one for an independent seat. … Read the full post »
Only the one council by-election this week: a Conservative seat in north east England: Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough. … Read the full post »
Six council by-elections this week: four Conservative defences, one Labour defence and one independent seat. Only three Lib Dem candidates across the six seats, however. … Read the full post »
Only one council by-election this week, but alas no Liberal Democrat candidate. … Read the full post »
Two council by-elections this week, both in Suffolk and both caused by the same person – Conservative Robin Millar who became an MP in December (Aberconwy, not Suffolk). … Read the full post »
Only two councils with by-elections this week, but they give us four wards up for election with five different seats at stake.
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This year’s council by-elections kicked off with a relatively quiet week: just the one contest in Bristol. A contest, however, with a Liberal Democrat candidate so the year starts off with a 100% contestation rate for the party. … Read the full post »