The Liberal Democrats have held Esh and Witton Gilbert ward on Durham Council in a council by-election with a 9% swing from Labour. … 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.
Three council by-elections in the week the Lib Dem leader announced when he’s standing down, and all three with Lib Dem candidates. That is one up on last time these wards were contested, hooray. … Read the full post »
There’s been a steady rise in the Liberal Democrat vote share in council by-elections. So much so that the party has overtaken Labour in vote share so far this year. … Read the full post »
Jim Brown stood for the Liberal Democrats in what may be the last ever election for a seat on Aylesbury Vale Council. … Read the full post »
Only one council by-election to report on this week, a Conservative defence in Gloucestershire. … Read the full post »
One Labour seat and one Conservative-turned-Independent seat make up this week’s council by-elections. Both, hooray, have a Liberal Democrat candidate. … Read the full post »
Only one council by-election this week: a Conservative defence in Wales, and it’s without a Liberal Democrat candidate alas. … Read the full post »
Four Labour, one Lib Dem and one independent seat make up the mini-bounty of council by-elections this week. All made more complicated by two bursts of candidate trouble – one each for Labour and the Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »
Two council by-elections this week and only one Liberal Democrat candidate. But things are better than that statistic makes it sound, for the contest without a Lib Dem is… … Read the full post »
The first week of council contests in 2019, alas, saw the Liberal Democrats fight only one of the two seats up for election. … Read the full post »