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Lib Dems gain three seats from Conservatives across southern England

February 16, 2018 11:26 AM
Originally published by South Lincolnshire Liberal Democrats

A bumper set of fourteen council by-elections this week. None of the seats up are Lib Dem held. Rather, seven are Conservative, four Labour, one is an increasingly rare Ukip seat, one SNP seat and one is a residents group vacancy.

After last week's disappointing dip this time there are eleven Liberal Democrat candidates (79%). That's up four on the last time all these wards were contested.

Even better, the results have brought three Liberal Democrat gains from the Conservatives, all in southern England and extending what is starting to look like a significant pattern. Definitely something to watch for in May's big round of local elections.

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North Norfolk DC, Worstead - 15th February 2018

Liberal Democrat GainLD Saul Penfold 509 72.7% +39.4%
Con 118 16.9% -25.0%
Lab 73 10.4% -1.8%
Lib Dem gain from Conservative
Percentage changes from 2015

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Liberal Democrat GainTeignbridge DC, Dawlish Central & North East - 15th February 2018

LD Martin Wrigley 1286 [70.6%; +47.5%]
Con 535 [29.4%; -0.7%]
Ind 0 [[0.0%; -16.8%]]
Green 0 [[0.0%; -15.3%]]
Lab 0 [[0.0%; -14.7%]]
Lib Dem gain from Conservative
Percentage changes from 2015

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Liberal Democrat GainTeignbridge DC, Chudleigh - 15th February 2018

LD Margaret Evans 575 [41.0%; +28.3%]
Con 564 [40.3%; +7.4%]
Lab 262 [18.7%; +3.7%]
Ind 0 [[0.0%; -24.7%]]
Green 0 [[0.0%; -14.7%]]
Lib Dem gain from Conservative
Percentage changes from 2015

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York UA, Holgate - 15th February 2018

Lab 1521 [50.0%; +22.6%]
LD Emma Keef 982 [32.3%; +19.5%]
Con 334 [11.0%; -8.0%]
Green 203 [6.7%; -9.3%]
UKIP 0 [[0.0%; -11.6%]]
Ind 0 [[0.0%; -9.1%]]
Left 0 [[0.0%; -4.1%]]
Labour hold
Percentage changes from 2015

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Lancashire CC, Morecambe North - 15th February 2018

Con 1,332 [49.0%; -14.2%]
LD Andrew Severn 809 [29.7%; +21.6%]
Lab 580 [21.3%; -0.7%]
Grn 0 [0.0%; -6.6%]
Conservative hold
Percentage changes from 2017

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West Oxfordshire DC, Carterton South - 15th February 2018

Con 388 [66.1%; +4.6%]
LD Ben Lines 146 [24.9%; +18.9%]
Lab 53 [9.0%; -2.4%]
UKIP 0 [[0.0%; -15.4%]]
Green 0 [[0.0%; -5.6%]]
Conservative hold
Percentage changes from 2015

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East Northamptonshire DC, Higham Ferrers Lancaster - 15th February 2018

Con 611 [55.6%]
LD Suzanna Austin 244 [22.2%]
Lab 189 [17.2%]
Grn 33 [3.0%]
UKIP 22 [2.0%]
Conservative hold
No percentage changes due to last election being uncontested (2 Con elected)

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Northamptonshire CC, Higham Ferrers - 15th February 2018

Con 1,414 [56.6%; -3.5%]
Lab 557 [22.3%; +3.5%]
LD Suzanna Austin 336 [13.5%; +2.3%]
UKIP 109 [4.4%; -5.5%]
Grn 81 [3.2%; +3.2%]
Conservative hold
Percentage changes from 2017

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North East Derbyshire DC, Grassmoor - 15th February 2018

Lab 459 [48.9%; -10.3%]
Con 368 [39.2%; +22.1%]
LD Ben Marshall 111 [11.8%; +11.8%]
Labour hold
Percentage changes from 2015

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Tendring DC, St Paul's - 15th February 2018

Con 378 [39.5%; +6.7%]
Ind 160 [16.7%; +16.7%]
Ind 134 [14.0%; +14.0%]
Lab 114 [11.9%; +11.9%]
LD Keith Pitkin 79 [8.3%; +8.3%]
UKIP 71 [7.4%; -29.6%]
Greens 20 [2.1%; +2.1%]
Tendring First 0 [[0.0%; -30.1%]]
Conservative gain from UKIP
Percentage changes from 2015

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Epsom & Ewell BC, Ruxley - 15th February 2018

Resident's Association 398 [37.2%; -7.4%]
Con 340 [31.8%; -0.6%]
Lab 264 [24.7%; +10.5%]
LD Julia Kirkland 67 [6.3%; -2.5%]
Resident Association hold
Percentage changes from 2015

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Falkirk UA, Bonnybridge & Larbert - 15th February 2018

SNP 1,295 [38.6%; +4.9%]
Con 1,088 [32.4%; +8.1%]
Lab 813 [24.2%; +8.5%]
Grn 124 [3.7%; -0.1%]
UKIP 35 [1.0%; +1.0%]
Ind 0 [0.0; -20.1%]
Ind 0 [0.0; -2.3]
SNP hold
Percentage changes based on first preferences from 2017

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Halton UA, Halton Castle - 15th February 2018

Lab 522 [70.3%; -5.8%]
Ind 133 [17.9%; +9.5%]
Con 88 [11.8%; +11.8%]
UKIP 0 [0.0%; -15.5%]
Labour hold
Percentage changes from 2016

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Doncaster MB, Armthorpe - 15th February 2018

Lab 1431 [75.4%; +34.8%]
Ind 466 [24.6%; +24.6%]
UKIP 0 [[0.0%; -28.7%]]
Con 0 [[0.0%; -21.6%]]
Green 0 [[0.0%; -9.0%]]
Labour hold
Percentage changes from 2016