Another bumper pre-Christmas By-Election this week with 10 principal council By-Elections and Liberal Democrats have candidates in 9 of the 10.

In Eyes Monsell (Leicester City Council) Tony Faithfull-Wright took 30.6% of the vote for the Liberal Democrats, up an impressive 23.1 points while Labour held their seat.

In Bishops Frome & Cradley (Herefordshire UA) Helen Falconer was standing for the Liberal Democrats in a seat that they didn’t contest in 2015. Helen took an impressive 24.1% of the vote while the Green Party gained the seat from the Conservatives.

In Rutherglen Central & North (South Lanarkshire UA) Ellen Bryson took 18.2% of the 1st preference votes, an increase of 8.9 points while Labour held their seat.

In Chalford (Stroud DC) Kris Beacham took 8.8% of the vote share for the Liberal Democrats in a seat that the Liberal Democrats haven’t contested since 2006. The Conservatives held their seat.

In Bryn-côch South (Neath Port Talbot UA) Sheila Kingston-Jones took 8.7% of the vote for the Liberal Democrats. This was an increase of 3.3 points on May this year which was the 1st time the Liberal Democrats had stood in the seat while Plaid Cymru held their seat.

In Wakefield West (Wakefield MB) Peter Williams took 2% of the vote for the Liberal Democrats while Labour held their seat.

In Parkfield & Oxbridge (Stockton-on-Tees UA) Drew Durning took 2.8% of the vote for the Liberal Democrats, a decrease of 2.9 points while Labour held their seat.

In Grumbolds Ash & Avening (Cotswold DC) Nicky Baber took 21% of the vote for the Liberal Democrats, a decrease of 7.6 points while the Conservatives comfortably held their seat.

In Perth City South (Perth & Kinross UA) Liz Barrett took 28.8% of the vote for the Liberal Democrats. The Conservatives held their seat while the Liberal Democrats vote share decrease was 5.9 points as they topped the 1st preferences in 2017 in this multi-member ward.

In St Margaret’s at Cliffe (Dover DC) there was no candidate for the Liberal Democrats, this is a seat not contested by the Liberal Democrats since 2007.
The Conservatives comfortably held their seat in a head to head against Labour.

There are a few successes in Town and Parish Councils to celebrate too this week.

Congratulations to Newbie Andy Soughton elected in a by-election to Yeovil Town council today. Well done to Andy and the team
LD – 172
Con – 122
Lab – 45
Green – 19

Congratulations to Angela Williams who gained the Church Ward in Earl Shilton.
Not only does Angela become the first ever Lib Dem Councillor elected for Earl Shilton she did it with a staggering 68% 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.