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Good news – a big Liberal Democrat by-election gain from the Tories in Surrey

A massive 27.4 increase in the vote saw the Liberal Democrats gain a Council seat in deepest Tory Mole Valley last night.

The other two by-elections from last night saw us field candidates where we hadn’t before, attracting almost 5 and 14% respectively.

Congratulations to new Councillor Joe Crome and his team for such a brilliant result. Here’s what he wrote about himself for the Dorking Advertiser:

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In other news… Lib Dem police commissioner candidates, Lady Steel’s pink jaguar tattoo, & other stories

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days…

Nick O’Shea named as Lib Dem Surrey Crime Commissioner candidate (BBC News)

Nick O’Shea is a businessman and former Mole Valley District Councillor. … Commissioners, to be elected in England and Wales in November, will oversee the work of police, which ministers say will make forces more accountable. … Police Crime Commissioners will replace police authorities in 41 areas in November.

You can visit Nick’s website here.

Pete Levy is Lib Dem choice as Avon and Somerset police commissioner (BBC News)

A Bristol councillor

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