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Five council by-elections but only three Lib Dem candidates

January 12, 2018 3:34 PM

After last week's slow start to this year's council by-elections, this week brings five council contests. Only three of them, alas, had Liberal Democrat candidates.

Liberal Democrat GainSouth Molton TC - 11th January 2018

LD Jacqui Footman 311 [41.6%]
Ind 237 [31.7%]
Lab 199 [26.6%]
Lib Dem gain from Independent

Thanet DC, Thanet Villages - 11th January 2018

Con 620 [49.3%; +23.4%]
LD Angie Curwen 313 [24.9%; +24.9%]
Lab 206 [16.4%; +5.9%]
Grn 66 [5.3%; -7.0%]
Ind 52 [4.1%; -22.9%]
UKIP 0 [[0.0%; -24.4%]]
Conservative hold

Kent CC, Birchington & Rural - 11th January 2018

Con 2534 [56.6%; +6.1%]
Lab 856 [19.1%; 2.9%]
LD Angie Curwen 561 [12.5%; +0.5%]
UKIP 357 [8.0%; -7.8%]
Grn 169 [3.8%; -1.8%]
Conservative hold
Percentage changes from 2017

Lancashire CC, Wyre Rural

Con 1745 [60.0%; -10.9%]
Lab 925 [31.8%; +13.9%]
Grn 237 [8.2%; -3.1%]
Conservative hold
Percentage changes from 2017

Wyre BC, Preesall - 11th January 2018

Con 930 [55.3%; -9.7%]
Lab 753 [44.7%; +9.7%]
Conservative hold
Percentage changes from 2015