Posted by: John | December 23, 2009

Lib Dems main winners in 2009 local by-elections

Hat tip: Vote 2007

The votes are in and the winners of the vote-factor 2009 are:

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The Liberal Democrats

There have been 280 local by-elections in 2009 and the Lib Dems have a net gain of 17. Of the gains 14 came from the Tories and 7 from Labour – a further 7 from Independents.

Interestingly, Labour had a net gain of 12 while the Tories a NET LOSS of 28.

We are still behind in terms of contest participation though ahead of Labour that seems to suggest they are having local organisational difficulties.

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