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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 AvatarMary Reid 26th Oct - 2:05pm
    Nick Collins - she said that on the Daily Politics this morning
  • User AvatarMary Reid 26th Oct - 1:58pm
    Simon McGrath - I think you are correct, and I had misunderstood. It seems the constituency does have to go through another selection process
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 26th Oct - 1:29pm
    Sarah Olney said that normal processes for a by-election will be followed. She did not now about other possible Liberal Democrat candidates. Martin: No. John...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 26th Oct - 1:24pm
    Martin: you assume that the by-election will only be fought on the issue of Heathrow. While Goldsmith would like it that way, it isn't going...
  • User AvatarNick Collins 26th Oct - 1:17pm
    If the Tories stick to their intent not to put up a candidate to defend the government's decision, Goldsmith's resignation to cause a by-election will...
  • User AvatarThe Professor 26th Oct - 12:39pm
    Edit: opposing Heathrow EXPANSION