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Good news from Chelmsford: Liberal Democrat Graham Pooley wins Council by-election

Chelmsford winYou would think Eastleigh was the only by-election in the world at the moment, but yesterday Liberal Democrats in Chelmsford saw the reward for their hard campaigning efforts when Graham Pooley saw off the Tories to win a Council by-election. He increased the Liberal Democrat share of the vote by 17.7%. TheConservatives saw their vote fall by 3.5%.

The result, from the Chelmsford Liberal Democrats website, was as follows:

Graham Pooley (Lib Dem)     543

Conservative                               …

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Don’ forget #CallClegg on at 9am today

In a change to the usual schedule, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will be taking questions from listeners around the country at 9am this morning, Wednesday (not tomorrow, Thursday):

With any luck, he’ll get the chance to differentiate himself from David Cameron’s ill-judged attack on Hilary Mantel for her article on the Duchess of Cambridge.

And a bit of good cheer for Lib Dems this morning. …

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  • User AvatarStevan Rose 21st Sep - 6:59pm
    Fingers crossed for the council seat then but I wouldn't have wasted the deposit money on the Westminster seat. I am a former Essex resident,...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 21st Sep - 6:58pm
    Rabi Martins Apology for typos -- I hope you can read through them. I really think there is a window of opportunity. The chance is...
  • User AvatarMr Wallace 21st Sep - 6:48pm
    @ RC "There can be no wider redistribution of powers without electoral reform. Otherwise we will just be reinforcing local party fiefdoms for the Tories...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 21st Sep - 6:37pm
    Rabi Martins Taking your points -- 1. Why? - because there is an opportunity to capitalise on the situation as it is. The party is...
  • User Avatarmack (Not a Lib dem) 21st Sep - 6:35pm
    @ Bill Le Breton "A labour, LD , SNP, Irish and welsh nats Bill could get voted through on second reading. Leaving the Tory ‘no...
  • User AvatarJayne Mansfield 21st Sep - 6:31pm
    @ Rabi Martins, As a long time voter but not a member, may I ask what you have to lose? I don't know the cost...