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This week's local by-election results include Tory gain from LibDems in Gainsborough

Five by-election results this week:

  1. Stanley, Blackpool (Blackpool South) a Con hold. Con vote was 33% -28, Lab 30% +5, LD 17% +3, BNP 10% from nowhere, UKIP 10% from nowhere.
  2. Hucknall Central, Ashfield (Sherwood) Lib Dem gain from Ind. Con vote was 22% -9, Lab 27% +6, LD 32% +21, Ind 5% -32, UKIP 13% from nowhere.
  3. Saxilby, West Lindsey (Gainsborough) a Con gain from Lib Dem. Con vote was 61% +20, LD 34% -20, UKIP 5% no change (the resigning councillor had defected to the Conservatives on the understanding that she resign and fight a by-election as the Conservative candidate).
  4. Mitcheldean and Drybrook, Forest of Dean (Forest of Dean) a Lib Dem gain from Ind. Con vote was 17% -3, Lab 7% -13, LD 55% +36, Ind 21% -20.
  5. West Quantock, West Somerset (Bridgwater & West Somerset) our candidate in the by-election was unopposed.  Con gain from Ind.


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