Look at all those Lib Dem GAINS and HOLDS

It was a cracker of a night on Thursday:

A great story from Rutland where Paul Browne was elected half a century after first standing as a Liberal candidate in 1970

And the rest of the results

Such a near miss but great chance for next time.

It is sad to see the Conservative grip on North East Scotland tightening:

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  • When there is a clutch of by-elections on the same night, whatever happens to the Lib Dems, it is worth asking which appears to be Labour’s best result in terms of change in vote share. This week it appears to have been the East Yorkshire contest where Labour got 20.3%, an increase of 7.2% – which is better than the standstill in one of the Ribble Valley Wards and a drop of 8.2% in the other one. Dover, Ashford, Rutland and Aberdeenshire didn’t have Labour candidates. Lib Dem ups and downs shouldn’t blind us to something serious happening inside Labour.

  • Andrew Sosin 23rd Aug '21 - 11:22am

    Oakham Result — please reconfirm numbers as 10 point switch does not talley with gain?

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