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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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    @Phil Beesley 19th Sep '14 - 4:35pm Ah, a fellow Lancastrian - no wonder you talk such sense! :-)
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    @Phil Beesley 19th Sep '14 - 3:37pm Excellent points Phil. I agree - a so-called English Parliament based on Westminster would be the worst of...
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    John Tilley That is why I pointed out the following 1. Public school pupils take twice as many A Levels in maths and science as...
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    JohnTilley Yes, but it has taken all this for those statements finally to be made in the mosques. This is something that should have been...
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    How, you might ask, do we determine the boundaries within a regionalised England? Pretty randomly and badly is my guess. Who lives in Scotland, Wales...
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    eg Tony Woods. By Federal do you mean Westminster Parliament? and by Regional the four National Parliaments (however constituted)?