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Hat-trick of Lib Dems gains as three seats taken from Conservatives

November 3, 2017 12:32 PM

Five of the six council by-elections this week are Conservative defences in a week when the government has been in the headlines thanks to a variety of different stories, almost all negative.

Liberal Democrat GainSefton MB, Duke's - 2nd November 2017

Former Lib Dem MP John Pugh returning to the local council in a ward that has swung back and forth between Conservative and Lib Dem in recent years:

LD John Pugh 1680 [56.0%; +10.9%]
Con 790 [26.3%; -1.6%]
Lab 417 [13.9%; +0.7%]
UKIP 69 [2.3%; -8.2%]
Grn 45 [1.5%; -1.7%]
Lib Dem gain from Conservative
Turnout 28.5%

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Liberal Democrat GainArun DC, Aldwick West - 2nd November

LD Martin Smith 719 [52.7%; +34.2%]
Con 480 [35.2%; -16.7%]
Lab 112 [8.2%; +8.2%]
Grn 54 [4.0%; +4.0%]
UKIP 0 [[0.0%; -29.7%]]
Lib Dem gain from Conservative
Turnout 26.3%
Percentage changes from 2015

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Liberal Democrat GainNorth Devon DC, Braunton East - 2nd November

LD Derrick Spear 459 [37.1%; +3.0%]
Grn 387 [31.3%; +10.5%]
Con 225 [18.2%; -17.5%]
Lab 165 [13.3%; +6.3%]
TUSC 0 [[0.0%; -2.4%]]
Lib Dem gain from Conservative
Percentage changes from 2015

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South Bucks, Beaconsfield North - 2nd November 2017

Con 441 [76.4%; -9.7%]
LD Damian Saunders 136 [23.6%; +23.6%]
UKIP 0 [0.0%; -13.9%]
Conservative hold
Percentage changes from 2015

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Buckinghamshire CC, Beaconsfield - 2nd November 2017

Con 1,298 [81.3%; +11.1%]
LD Mark Skoyles 299 [18.7%; +2.5%]
Lab 0 [[0.0%; -6.9%]]
UKIP 0 [[0.0%; -6.7%]]
Conservative hold
Percentage changes from 2017

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Copeland BC, Egremont South - 2nd November 2017

Lab 354 [52.4%; +9.1%]
Con 321 [47.6%; +23.0%]
Grn 0 [[0.0%; -8.0%]]
Ind 0 [[0.0%; -24.2]]
Labour hold
Percentage changes from 2015