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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 AvatarDavid Raw 4th May - 8:54am
    Peter Skinner got what he deserved. At the same time I hope this article is not meant to be some sort of implied go at...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 4th May - 8:36am
    But seriously, it is a good thing that we are moving away from the Westminster-is-everything attitude of the party's ancien régime. The main thing I...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 4th May - 8:33am
    "Nick Clegg is out campaigning for the London LibDems Wednesday morning." Oh dear, there goes our last chance of winning any seats
  • User AvatarIan Sanderson (RM3) 4th May - 8:12am
    ... and C comes before L on the ballot paper.
  • User AvatarIan Sanderson (RM3) 4th May - 8:11am
    ' “Caroline Pidgeon’s London Liberal Democrats”, presumably to avoid confusion with the national Liberal Democrats of Nick Clegg.' Several things about this: London media tend...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 4th May - 5:31am
    David ,If you mean Eddie above , you do him and our party a disservice. I am staunch in my view in opposition to the...