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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 AvatarStuart 31st Mar - 6:55pm
    @Tabman I can appreciate why you might want to see it that way. All I can say is that it's of no importance to me...
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    I would prefer to support my MP, and have, than support the central party. At least he has shown a degree of independence.
  • User AvatarStuart 31st Mar - 6:46pm
    @Alex Sabine Sorry to others for responding to such an off-topic post... but whenever I read some wise-after-the-event analysis of Gordon Brown's "imprudence", I feel...
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    Stuart. You have self-identified as a Labour voter. I think the "problem" with the rose garden is that it showed that some conservatives could be...
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    @ Philip Thomas I think the problem is that tactical voting for Lib Dems may well have max'd out at the last election. This time...
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    I've never heard of Joey Essex. Please don't enlighten me.
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