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The other local elections: Lib Dems gain five and hold three

The Liberal Democrats have gained five council seats and retained all three of their previously-held seats in the raft of council by-elections they were contesting yesterday.

In Wallsend, North Tyneside, Michael Huscroft gained from Labour with 58.2%, or 1158 votes.

David Siddans won in Rossett, Harrogate Borough Council, with 48.9% of the vote (897), in a 25.6% swing from the Tories.

From the Harrogate Advertiser:

Councillor John Fox, Constituency Chairman, Harrogate and Knaresborough Liberal Democrats said: “This is the first Liberal Democrat gain from the Conservatives in the north of England this year. We are absolutely delighted to have overturned a

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  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 7th May - 1:13am
    Congratulations to Caroline Pidgeon on her election to the Assembly.Well deserved,and commiserations to the other candidates.The campaign was definitely positive and friendly , that our...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 7th May - 1:02am
    In keeping with colleagues, tribute must be paid to real service on the part of Kirsty Williams .If personal desire to pause from the hustle...
  • User AvatarAndy Hinton 7th May - 12:44am
    Well that's frustrating. Caroline beat UKIP on the mayoral vote, but not on the list vote, where it really matters. Still, 121,051 people voted for...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 7th May - 12:11am
    Congrats to everyone who stood for election and helped out. It would be interesting to hear from the local party why they think such a...
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 7th May - 12:07am
    @Simon Shaw (congratulations by the way) Sorry I missed SILVIO's parallel post where he/she name-checked Liverpool & Sheffield. "– In 2014 won two and and...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 6th May - 11:44pm
    "Actually people resent their choices at elections being reversed by outsiders"Not necessarily. What voters don't like is unnecessary elections, and they tend to punish the...
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