By-election news: Conservative gain in Medway

Only the one by-election this week, a gain for the Conservatives:

Conservative 617 (44.6; +5.6)
Labour 544 (39.4; -0.7)
LibDem (Garry Harrison) 104 (7.5; -0.6)
Green 45 (3.3; +3.3)
BNP 39 (2.8; +2.8)
English Democrats 33 (2.4; n/a)
Majority 73
Turnout 25.3%
Con gain from Lab

(There were two parties standing last time who didn’t stand this time.)

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  • What do Mike, Rob Sheffield, Republica, et al, make of this one? Any comments, gentlemen?

    There are Labour tribalists who think that all they have to do is hold on to their core. Wrong. If Labour is to form a government, it has to win seats in the South.

    In May, Labour was obliterated in Kent. And they are still losing. In solidly working-class towns with above average unemployment like Rochester and Chatham.

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