Good luck to Liberal Democrat candidates standing in by-elections today

In Seaford East Ward of Seaford Town Council (in Lewes district) there is a by-election today. Good luck to Maggie Wearmouth (above with some of her team) who is standing for us there.

Good luck today also to Luigi Gregori and Robin Hughes who are standing for two seats on Andover Town Council in the Harroway ward. They are facing two candidates from the “Andover Independents Party”.

Good luck to Martin Jones who is the Liberal Democrat candidate in Spennymoor ward of Spennymoor Town Council in County Durham.

There is one principal local authority by-election today in Burtonwood and Winwick ward of Warrington Borough Council. There is no Liberal Democrat candidate standing in this by-election.

* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist and member of the Liberal Democrat Voice team. He blogs at Liberal Burblings.

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  • gavin grant 6th Feb '20 - 9:21am

    Good luck also to Army Reservist Andrew Mathews, the Lib Dem candidate for the Town Council by-election in Royal Wootton Bassett North.

  • It’s Seaford not Sleaford.

  • Paul Barker 6th Feb '20 - 4:00pm

    We already know the only Principal Authority result for the Libdems – Down 15% in Warrington.
    There are special circumstances – the whole Council is up for Re-election in 3 Months & this Ward is probably not a Target but it still sends the Voters a Message.
    FYI the Ward in question borders on one we hold, there is a substantial Libdem presence on Warrington Council & in fact we used to have a majority before 2011.

  • Peter Watson 7th Feb '20 - 7:50am

    @Paul Barker “Down 15% in Warrington.”
    I don’t think Lib Dems stood in Burtonwood & Winwick, and even if they had I don’t think the result would say much about the party.
    However, Warrington is far from homogeneous and unsurprisingly Lib Dems are stronger in the much more affluent bits, especially those south of the Ship Canal (which speaks volumes about the party!).

  • Burtonwood & Winwick (Warrington) result:

    LAB: 58.9% (-3.1)
    CON: 36.7% (+13.9)
    IND: 4.4% (+4.4)

    Another good result for the Tories.

  • Hardly a “good” result for the Tories, it looks as if our vote went to them to try and get Labour out.
    This is a Labour dominated area and has been for years, if you weren’t Labour I’m guessing you voted for the best means of defeating them. Whilst probably holding your nose!

  • Peter Watson,
    You obviously don’t know Winwick or even Burtonwood. Neither are deprived areas and Winwick is positively posh ( one of its famous previous inhabitants was one Peter Waterman I seem to recollect).

  • Peter Watson 7th Feb '20 - 3:29pm

    @frankie “You obviously don’t know Winwick or even Burtonwood. Neither are deprived areas and Winwick is positively posh”
    Comparing the map of deprivation in Warrington borough on p4 of this with this map of where the councillors are
    shows a strong correlation with Lib Dem representation.

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