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Lib Dem gains Aylesbury Vale seat from Conservatives

March 23, 2018 1:27 PM

Eight Thursday council by-elections this week. Plus a ninth slipped in earlier in the week:

Of the more conventional eight, three are Conservative defences, two Labour defences, two independent defences and one ex-Ukip seat with no Ukip candidate this time.

The pattern of Liberal Democrat gains from the Conservatives across southern England has continued this week;

Liberal Democrat GainAylesbury Vale DC, Central and Walton - 22nd March 2018

LD Waheed Raja 551 [40.9%; +18.1%]
Con 425 [31.5%; -1.1%]
Lab 267 [19.8%; +0.9%]
Green 61 [4.5%; -4.0%]
Ind 44 [3.3%; +3.3%]
UKIP 0 [[-17.2%]]
Lib Dem gain from Conservative
Percentage change since 2015

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Chiltern DC, Ridgeway - 22nd March 2018

Conservative 268 [38.2%; +16.8%]
Labour 230 [32.8%; +32.8%]
LD Frances Kneller 203 [29.0%; +11.7%]
[Ind 0 [0.0%; -61.3%]]
Turnout 37.1%
Percentage changes from 2015

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Cheshire East BC, Bunbury - 22nd March 2018

Con 663 [53.3%; -16.9%]
LD Mark Ireland-Jones 342 [27.5%; +27.5%]
Lab 178 [14.3%; -3.4%]
Green 60 [4.8%; -7.3%]
Conservative hold
Percentage changes from 2015

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Staffordshire Moorlands DC, Leek West - 22nd March 2018

Lab 487 [42.9%; +19.1%]
Con 370 [32.6%; -6.9%]
LD George Herbert 218 [19.2%; +6.2%]
Ind 61 [5.4%; -4.6%]
Green 0 [[-13.7]]
Labour gain from Conservative
Percentage change since 2015

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Bassetlaw DC, Worksop South East - 22nd March 2018

Lab 1004 [77.3%; +21.1%]
Con 197 [15.2%; +15.2%]
LD Leon Duveen 98 [7.5%; +7.5%]
UKIP 0 [[-25.2.%]]
Green 0 [[-10.3%]]
Ind 0 [[-8.3%]]
Labour hold
Percentage change since 2015

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Thurrock UA, Ockendon - 22nd March 2018

Con 696 [36.2%; +7.8%]
Lab 696 [36.2%; +11.2%]
Ind 531 [27.6%; +27.6%]
UKIP 0 [[-46.5%]]
Conservative gain (by coin toss) from UKIP

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Midlothian UA, Penicuik - 22nd March 2018

SNP 1663 [35.0%; +10.6%]
Con 1433 [30.2%; -0.4%]
Lab 1310 [27.6%; -2.3%]
Green 344 [7.2%; +0.6%]
[LD 0 [0.0%; -8.6%]]
SNP gain Labour
Turnout 42.9%
Percentage changes from 2017

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Bishopsgate (City of London Corp.) result:

IND (Joshi): 41.6%
IND (Streeter): 32.9%
IND (Abeyie): 13.9%
LAB: 11.6%
Independent GAIN from Independent.
Turnout: 17.9%

Previously uncontested.