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Lib Dem clean sweep with three by-election gains, including a 54% swing from Labour

December 1, 2017 12:40 PM

Four council by-elections this cold week, all in southern England. They come with the neat simplicity of one defence each for Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and Ukip. A neat simplicity of results too: all won by the Liberal Democrats in the party's best council by-election night for a long time.

Liberal Democrat GainTorridge DC, Torrington - 30th November 2017

LD Cheryl Cottle-Hunkin 701 [60.2%; +60.2%]
Ind 180 [15.5%; +15.5%]
Con 159 [13.6%; -6.0%]
Grn 76 [6.5%; -15.9%]
UKIP 49 [4.2%; -16.8%]
Lab 0 [[0.0%; -12.4%]]
Ind 0 [[0.0%; -24.6%]]
Lib Dem gain from UKIP
Percentage changes from 2015

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Liberal Democrat GainGosport BC, Bridgemary North Ward - 30th November 2017

LD Stephen Hammond 644 [58.0%; +58.0%]
Lab 255 [23.0%; -49.0%]
Con 213 [19.1%; -8.9%]
Lib Dem gain from Labour
Turnout 32%
Percentage changes from 2016

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holdTandridge DC, Westway - 30th November 2017

LD Helen Rujbally 483 [53.5%; +17.5%]
Con 239 [26.5%; -2.5%]
Lab 118 [13.1%; -2.8%]
UKIP 62 [6.9%; -12.2%]
Lib Dem hold
Percentage changes from 2016

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Liberal Democrat GainMaidstone BC, North - 30th November 2017

LD Rob Field 719 [51.4%; +8.4%]
Con 364 [26.0%; +2.1%]
Lab 270 [19.3%; +6.1%]
Grn 47 [3.4%; -0.1%]
UKIP 0 [[0.0%; -16.8%]]
Lib Dem gain from Conservative
Percentage changes from 2016