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Council byelections from last Thursday

A large number of byelections took place to coincide with the Euro and county Council elections last Thursday so I won't put in all the figures but just list who won what.

We did rather badly losing seats overall compared with the sweeping gains in the main Council elections. Was it because we were defending the large majority of the seats being contested and so had most to lose? Or does the discrepancy establish that Council byelections are unreliable as a wider indicator of Party fortunes?

Conservative Holds:

Edgware, Barnet.

Totteridge, Barnet.

Stanton and Flamville, Blaby.

Kirton, Boston.

Pilgrim, Boston.

Queen's, Breckland.

Hutton South, Brentwood.

Campden Vale, Cotswold.

Esher, Elmridge.

Waltham Abbey Honey, Epping Forest.

Swainby, Hambleton.

Tollerton, Hambleton.

Cowtons, Hambleton.

Eversley, Hart.

Nuthurst, Horsham.

Seabridge, Newcastle under Lyme.

Heighington, North Kesteven.

Measham, North West Leicestershire.

Chatburn, Ribble Valley.

Lango, Ribble Valley,

Helmshore, Rossendale.

Englefield Green West, Runnymede,

Woodham, Runnymede.

Egham Hythe, Runnymede.

Harpendon South, St Albans City.

Walton-le-Dale, Ribble Valley.

Ashford East, Spelthorne.

Felixstowe South East, Suffolk Coastal.

Godstone, Tandridge.

Brickhill, Wellingborough.

Hatfield East, Welwyn Hatfield.

Hutton and Locking, North Somerset.

Westbourne. Bournemouth.

Wokingham without, Wokingham.

Bernard Castle East, County Durham.

Labour Holds:

Prince's, Lambeth.

Lozell's and East Hands, Birmingham.

Radcliffe West, Bury.

Brunswick, Warwick.

Digmoor, West Lancashire.

Bishopsbrigg South, East Dunbartonshire.

Lib Dem Holds:

Sutton in Ashfield, Ashfield.

Beeston North, Broxstowe.

Rosegrove with Lower, Burnley.

East Chesterton, Cambridge.

Kidlington North, Cherwell.

North Walsham West, North Norfolk.

Brockworth, Tewkesbury.

Leavesden, Three Rivers.

Matlock St Giles, Derbyshire Dales.

Coker, South Somerset.

Ilminster, South Somerset.

Hornchurch Residents Association Hold.

St Andrews, Havering.

Green hold.

Castle, Lancaster.

Independent hold.

Thanet Villages, Thanet.

Plaid Cymru Hold:

St Martins, Caerphilly.

Con Gain

Leggats, Watford. (From Lib Dem.)

Lab Gain

Wheelton and Withnel, Chorley. (From Conservatives.)

Painters Ash, Gravesham. (From Conservatives.)

Leyland Central, South Ribble. (From Conservatives.)

Hatfield South, Welwyn Hatfield. (From Conservatives.)

Drumchapel/Anniesland, Glasgow. (From SNP.)

Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. (From SNP.)

Lib Dem Gain

Ware Christchurch, East Hertfordshire. (From Conservatives.)


Wolstanton, Newcastle under Lyme. (From Conservatives.)


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