ALDC by-election report: Great Newcastle win

The undoubted highlight of this week’s by-elections was a magnificent victory for ALDC’s very own Thom Campion (now Cllr Thom Campion!) who held Castle ward on Newcastle Council after a hard fought campaign with an impressive majority of over 500 and 42% of the vote. Congratulations Thom!

Elsewhere Lib Dem candidate Nick Brailsford finished a good second place in a by-election to Wingerworth Parish Council, while Marc Hadley came a very close third in a three-way contest in Penzance Promenade ward on Penzance PC.

Elsewhere there were a number of district and parish by-elections in North East Derbyshire that went to Labour and the Conservatives. Thank you to Mark Firth and John Wilcock for flying the Lib Dem flag in those. And finally thank you to Nathan Shone for representing the Lib Dems in Camperdown ward on North Tyneside MBC (held by Labour).

You can find the full breakdown of all results here

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3 Comments

  • Ian Patterson 10th Sep '21 - 7:48pm

    Whilst it’s very good we held Castle, otherwise for last couple of weeks the results elsewhere have been less than stellar. Apart from a goodish showing in Dover, the other results in Kent were poor. Since then a similar outcome has repeated. It may be down to what falls vacant, but our run of impressive chalk ups has slowed dramatically.

  • Let’s face it and be honest, the result of the week was the performance of the Greens at South Tyneside, why does it not appear to be included in the “full” results”. Up 22% and just failed to win, coming from way back.

  • Paul Barker 11th Sep '21 - 6:30pm

    In May, when there was much talk of a Green Breakthrough we still had 4 times as many Councillors elected as them.

    For the last 3 Months Libdems have averaged just over 9% in The Polls while The Greens have been between 5% & 6%.

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