Two holds, a gain and a near miss: a roundup of last night’s by-elections

Three by-elections took place for Aylesbury Vale District Council last night. We successfully defended two seats and missed out on another by only fifteen votes:

And there was good news from Epping where Cherry McCredie gained a Town Council seat from the Conservatives by some margin:

Congratulations to all involved – and huge thanks to Ian Hardman for making sure voters had an option to vote Liberal Democrat in Peterborough.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • Well done indeed to all those involved in the campaigns that led to our successes (and near success). It is people like this who will rebuild our party’s fortunes, brick by brick, ward by ward, until we area again a party that will earn the chance for its MPs to show what Lib Dems can really do in governmant.

  • … and thank you to all those who stand but are not successful. You are also a key part in our party’s recovery. We need you all.

  • Jason Bingley 18th Aug '17 - 11:10am

    It was a great night and a good, positive campaign. Congratulations to Sally-Anne and Waheed, just sorry I couldn’t join you. Thank you to everyone involved, especially those who traveled down to help on the ground.

  • Well said David Evans. The Epping result is just terrific. Aylesbury LDs had a real challenge: how to spread their resources and strategy for THREE by elections on the same day. They obviously decided, Let’s go for all three. And they nearly pulled it off!
    In contrast, I’m sorry to see there was a ward in Forest Heath where we didn’t stand.

  • Sue Sutherland 18th Aug '17 - 1:44pm

    I think I’m right in saying that the Lib Dems also won a town council seat in Keynsham last week. Jacob Rees Mogg’s constituency which completely surrounds Bath which we regained in the GE.

  • Riverside (Aylesbury Vale) result: CON: 34.7% (+3.7) LDEM: 32.9% (+17.4) LAB: 24.2% (+6.5) UKIP: 5.5% (-30.3) GRN: 2.6% (+2.6)

    Interesting to see the Lib Dems leap frogging Labour and Dead Kip dying on their harris.

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