We wake up to two very good by-election gains in Adeyfield West ward on Dacorum Borough Council (think Hemel Hempstead) and Lodbourne ward on North Dorset District Council. First, Dacorum…
Adeyfield West, Hemel Hemstead by-election result: Lib Dem Ron Tindall 363, Lab 278, Con 229, UKIP 193, ED 51. Lib Dems go from 3rd to 1st!
— Sara Bedford (@sarabedford) March 21, 2013
Meanwhile, in North Dorset;
Lib Dem Richard Arnold gains a seat from the Tories in North Dorset, Richard Arnold 187, Tory 134, Labour 69 #teamWells
— Alvin Horsfall (@AlvinHorsfall) March 21, 2013
To balance that, there was a very disappointing loss in St George’s ward, Islington, where the final result was;
It’s another example of our continuing struggles against Labour. But if we’re struggling in some places, there’s more awful news for the Conservatives from Havering…
— Jonathan Fryer (@jonathanfryer) March 21, 2013
So, what have we got for you today?
IPPR publish a report on integration today, and we have coverage of that courtesy of Myriam Cherti. And, naturally, we have more commentary on George Osborne’s budget, as Prateek Buch, formerly of this parish, has some constructive criticism to offer. There will also be our regular reports from the House of Lords and Europe, and we hope to publish a tale of how our signature policy came to pass.