ballotbox1Four principle council by-elections this week, three Labour defences and one Conservative defence - and with a Liberal Democrat candidate in every single one.

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Felixtowe TC - 10th November 2016

Conservative 494 [52.1%]

Labour 228 [24.0%]

LD Gez Hughes 222 [23.4%]

Majority: 266

Turnout: 18.6%

Conservative hold

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Horsham DC, Southwater - 10th November 2016

Conservative hold with the Lib Dem vote up. Note too the big fall in Ukip's vote. Way back in 2003 this used to be a Liberal Democrat held ward, making the result a classic illustration of how some recovery is happening and there's an awful lot more still to go.

Conservative 1046 [66.2%; +29.6%]

LD Richard Greenwood 308 [19.5%; +2.0%]

Labour 118 [7.5%; -2.3%]

UKIP 109 [6.9%; -6.5%]

[Independent [0%; -11.5%]

[Green [0%; -11.3%]

Conservative hold

Percentage chance since 2015

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North Hertfordshire DC, Hitchin Oughton - 10th November 2016

Labour hold with the Liberal Democrat vote up, over-taking the Greens,

Labour 258 [31.9%; -17.4%]

Independent 200 [24.7%; +24.8%]

Conservative 158 [19.6%; -12.4%]

LD Louise Peace 150 [18.6%; +9.9%]

Green 42 [5.2%; -4.8%]

Majority: 58 Labour hold

Percentage chance since 2016

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Shepshed TC, Shepshed East - 10th November 2016

Conservative 293 [38.4%]

Labour 234 [30.7%]

LD Don Cochrane 92 [12.1%]

UKIP 83 [10.9%]

Shepshed First 35 [4.6%]

Independent 26 [3.4%]

Majority: 59

Conservative gain from UKIP

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Greenwich LB, Eltham North - 10th November 2016

Labour lost this one in Greenwich. The Liberal Democrat vote was up again, with the Greens overtaken again and a large fall in the Ukip vote.

Labour 1297 [40.4% -9.2%]

LD Sam Macaulay 279 [8.8%; 5.5%]

UKIP 160 [5.1%; -14.4%]

Green 110 [3.5%; -6.0%]

Majority: 38

Turnout: 31.33%

Conservative gain from Labour

Percentage chance since 2014 - NB Multi-member ward that elected 1 Conservative and 2 Labour in 2014

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Wandsworth LB, Queenstown - 10th November 2016

Labour hold with the Liberal Democrat vote up, over-taking the Greens, but a long way off winning:

Labour 1551 [53.3%; +14.3%]

Conservative 987 [33.9%; -5.5%]

LD Adam Davis 249 [8.6%; +3.3%]

Green 122 [4.2%; -4.7%]

Majority: 564

Labour hold

Percentage chance since 2014 NB Multi-member ward that elected 2 Conservatives and 1 Labour in 2014