Tag Archives: john fox

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

Posted in Council by-elections | Also tagged , , , , , , and | 29 Comments



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarIan Sanderson (RM3) 28th Jul - 7:16pm
    “male Supreme Court justices mostly fit the stereotypical pattern of boys’ boarding school, Oxbridge college and the Inns of Court”, Last time I looked the...
  • User AvatarTim13 28th Jul - 6:50pm
    The reason I compared PRP (for complex jobs) with PRP is because it has the same effect, ie focusing on one part of a job...
  • User AvatarCaractatus 28th Jul - 6:22pm
    This is such feeble stuff, no offense meant but no one cares.
  • User AvatarPeter 28th Jul - 6:20pm
    "Performance related pay for complex jobs does not work". I never thought I would find myself defending PRP but it depends on what you are...
  • User AvatarCaractatus 28th Jul - 6:17pm
    The trouble with this is no one forced Clegg to support an increase in tuition fees and he is rightly criticised for breaking a promise...
  • User Avatarpaul barker 28th Jul - 6:14pm
    Oops. For Por read Our.