Another week of four council by-elections, this time with one defence each for the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats. The fourth is a ex-independent seat. A full set of Liberal Democrat candidates this week, which is excellent news. … 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).
After last week’s slow start to this year’s council by-elections, this week brings four council contests. Only half of them, alas, had Liberal Democrat candidates. … Read the full post »
Just the one council by-election, in Hertfordshire, to get the 2018 by-election show on the road. The ward, Borehamwood Cowley Hill, has not seen a Liberal Democrat in the last seven contests, stretching back to 2007. … Read the full post »
Following yesterday’s pair of unusually early by-elections, Thursday brings the final polls of 2017: eight further council by-elections plus a bonus City of London contest. … Read the full post »
Although it was only Wednesday yesterday, two by-elections had their polling day, a Conservative and a Labour seat. Both, hooray, had a Liberal Democrat candidate. … Read the full post »
Only two council by-elections this week: Devon and Enfield. Despite it being only two, there wasn’t a full set of Lib Dem candidates. … Read the full post »
Four Liberal Democrat gains across southern England in a night of dramatic swings in the best round of council by-elections since Vince Cable became leader. … Read the full post »
Ten council by-elections this week, and generally mixed signs of Liberal Democrat progress. You won’t find headlines here about the party gaining seats this week in other sorts of elections because of… … Read the full post »
Three of the ten council by-elections this week didn’t have Liberal Democrat candidate, even though two of those three wards have been contested by the party in the reasonably recent past. … Read the full post »
Five council by-elections this week, with a complete set of Liberal Democrat candidates (hooray). Even better, a Liberal Democrat gain in Stubbington, Fareham. … Read the full post »