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A great gain and 2 strong holds in this week’s by-elections

There were a couple of great results in this week’s local government by-elections.

In the Four Marks and Medstead ward of East Hampshire District Council, Roland Richardson held on to the seat with 62.2% of the vote! Thanks to ALDC for compiling the results.

Also in Hertfordshire, Caroline Smith-Wright held the Tring West and Rural ward on Dacorum District Council with an even greater vote share.

DACORUM DC; Tring West & Rural Ward

πŸ”΅ Con, , 21.1%, -3.0%
πŸ”΄ Lab, , 7.6%, -0.3%
πŸ”ΆSMITH-WRIGHT, Caroline, LibDem, , 62.7%, +12.8%
🟒 Green, , 8.6%, -9.6%

EAST HAMPSHIRE DC; Four Marks & Medstead

πŸ”Ά RICHARDSON, Roland, LibDem, 1212, 62.2%, +11.7%
πŸ”΅ Con, 736, 37.8%, -11.7%

Avenue ward in Hull has been the site of many a good scrap between us and Labour over the years. The ward was represented by ALDC’s Abi Bell until she stood down a couple of years ago and in this year’s local elections returned 2 Labour and 1 Lib Dem Councillor.

That changed on Thursday when Rhiannon Beeson took a seat from Labour:

KINGSTON-UPON-HULL UA; Avenue

πŸ”Ά BEESON, Rhiannon, LibDem, 45.7%, +4,3%
πŸ”΅ Con, 1.7, -1.3%
🟒 Green, 7.6%, +7.6%
πŸ”˜ Ind, 5.3%, +5.3%
πŸ”΄ Lab, 39.7%,-8.7%

And thanks to Susan Jay for standing for us and making sure people had the chance to vote Lib Dem in the Rhos ward of Neath Port Talbot

Lab, 137, 14.5%, -30.9%
πŸ”Ά JAY, Susan Helen, LibDem, 60, +6.3%, +6.3%
🟒 Green, 15, 1.6%, +1.6%
🟩 Plaid, 242, 25.5%, -29.1%
πŸ”˜ Ind, 494, 52.1%, +52.1%

Elsewhere, the two parliamentary by-elections have taken up most of the headlines. The Wellingborough and Kingswood seats were not great prospects for us, but we did have excellent candidates in Andrew Brown and Ana Savage Gunn. We lost our deposits, but that happens in seats where we are not in competition. These were not the same kind of places as the four by-election seats we have gained in this Parliament.

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