This week there were 4 Principal Local Authority By-Elections to report on, including a Liberal Democrat Defence and 2 Town Council results.

The Liberal Democrats in Aylesbury Vale had a busy week with a defence and a 2nd Ward to fight, and also a Town Council Ward to defend (more on that later).
Southcourt (Aylesbury Vale DC) was the seat the Liberal Democrats were defending and congratulations to Sally-Anne Jarvis and her team as not only did they hold the seat with a vote share of 37.3% that was an increase of 8.4 points.

In the other seat, Riverside (Aylesbury Vale DC), Jason Bingley slashed the Conservative’s majority and came second with a vote share for the Liberal Democrats of 32.9% up an impressive 17.4 points.

In Park (Peterborough UA) Ian Hardman managed to marginally increase the Liberal Democrats’ vote share by 0.9 points up to 3.2% in difficult circumstances as Labour held there seat.

In St Mary’s (Forest Heath DC) the Conservatives held their seat with an increased majority. The Liberal Democrats didn’t stand a candidate having not done so in this ward since at least 2003.

Town councils aren’t a great indication of performance but our successes still deserve to be celebrated.

In the Hemnall ward of Epping Town Council Cherry McCredie gained the seat, beating off the Conservative candidate by a healthy majority.

In Aylesbury Waheed Khan Raja held the Southcourt Town Council seat for the Liberal Democrats with 38.6% of the vote.

Full details of last nights By-Election results can be found on the ALDC’s By-Election Results page and details of that is coming next on ourForthcoming Elections page. Hat Tip to Britain Elects for their results too.

Well done to all who stood last night regardless of the result. It is really important that we stand candidates in all by-elections in order to build the habit of voting Liberal Democrat. If there is no candidate of ours on the ballot paper we are depriving someone of their ability to vote for us. If you are interested in standing as a candidate please get in touch with your Local Party or ALDC.