Two more gains in local by-elections… and some post-match blogging

The Liberal Democrats gained two seats in by-elections held on 25 February.

In Eastwood South (Broxtowe District Council) the Lib Dems surged ahead of Labour:
LD Keith Longdon 985 (53.1; +34.0)
Lab 484 (26.1; -12.1)
Con 387 (20.9; -0.4)

In Fenstanton ward, Huntingdonshire District Council, the Lib Dems gained a seat from the Tories:
LD Colin Saunderson 391 (51.1; +4.2)
Con 337 (44.1; -4.1)
Lab 37 (4.8; -0.1)

For this week’s full results, commentary and fantastic victory photo see the ALDC website.

Mark “Reckons” Thompson was the candidate in the Owlsmoor by-elections and has blogged about it in My experiences as a first time council election candidate.

Darren “Dazmando” Bridgman has analysed the Owlsmoor results over at Bracknell Blog: By-Election shows that UKIP don’t only take votes from the Tories‏.

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  • Anthony Aloysius St 28th Feb '10 - 11:15pm

    If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would be suspicious of the fact that you left out the loss of a seat on Mid Devon DC to the Tories, as a result of a 26% swing. But I suppose this is the kind of thing we have to expect in an election year.

  • agree with Anthony: could we have the results concerning all gains/losses?

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