Another Friday, another 3 Lib Dem GAINs

It’s Friday again and the Liberal Democrats have gained another Parish Council seat in Claypool, Horwich

We held a parish council seat in Houghton Regis in Beds, too.

Elsewhere, we got a pretty good swing from the Tories in the Darwell ward in Rother. In another part of the same council, we were not able to field a candidate.

A by-election in Rhyl and a town council by-election in Lewes will be counting this morning and we’ll put up the results later.

UPDATE: Seaford Town Council has two new Lib Dem councillors, a hold and a GAIN from the Conservatives.

And in Rhyl, many thanks to our candidate there who got 6.3% of the vote from a standing start.

2nd update. And 2nd change of headline:

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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7 Comments

  • David Blake 28th Oct '16 - 1:21pm

    Interested to see that the BBC’s Daily Politics mentioned these results today, but not in detail. More usefully, it highlighted our net gains and the net losses of the other parties. Good to see the BBC actually saying something positive about us for a change.

  • Andrew McCaig 28th Oct '16 - 1:29pm

    Kirkburton Parish Council, Lepton Ward (Kirklees)
    Lib Dem Hold
    LD 438 (48%); Tory 294 (32%); Labour 141 (15.5%) UKIP 39 (4.3%)

    Turnout 20% (more than half postal votes…)
    Result in 2015 was 2 x LD, 2x Green 1x Tory in a 5 member ward. top % LD 30; G 27; T 26; ind 17

    Congratulations to the excellent Lib Dem candidate Alison Munro

    Note Lepton is 1/3 of Almondbury, a three way marginal which we lost by 60 votes to the Tories in May (and were just a few votes in front of Labour). The Tories beat us then in all three Lepton boxes.. Hopefully this shows we are on the way back to getting all three councillors in Almondbury once again!

  • Matt (Bristol) 28th Oct '16 - 1:40pm

    Does the Rhyl result indicate the withdrawal of a Plaid or Ukip candidacy? Or did their candidate(s) ‘regenerate’ as independents?

  • Houghton Hall. Previous Cllr had been elected as a LD but had defected to Independent.

  • And Lewes have gained one in Newhaven. Four wins out of six on Thursday.

  • Margaret A. Rutter 29th Oct '16 - 6:40pm

    This is good and very encouraging news. May I add my thanks to all who worked so hard to achieve these results.

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