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A hat-trick of Liberal Democrat by-election gains!

February 16, 2018 10:00 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

A pile of Liberal Democrat posters. Window posters mind. Not the really good ones.

Last night, in a bumper crop of by-elections the Liberal Democrats made a hat-trick of gains and huge increases in the vote in a brace of others:

Dawlish Central & North East (Teignbridge) result:

LDEM: 70.6% (+52.4)
CON: 29.4% (+5.6)

Liberal Democrat GAIN from Conservative.

- Britain Elects (@britainelects) February 16, 2018

Chudleigh (Teignbridge) result:

LDEM: 41.0% (+31.1)
CON: 40.3% (+14.6)
LAB: 18.7% (+7.0)

No Ind(s) as prev.

- Britain Elects (@britainelects) February 15, 2018

Worstead (North Norfolk) result:

LDEM: 72.7% (+39.4)
CON: 16.9% (-25.0)
LAB: 10.4% (-1.8)

Liberal Democrat GAIN from Conservative.

- Britain Elects (@britainelects) February 15, 2018

Those results are smashing - and huge congratulations go to all those involved!

But, even where we didn't win, there were still some pretty amazing results, like in Morecambe

Morecambe North (Lancashire) result:

CON: 49.0% (-14.2) HOLD.
LDEM: 29.7% (+21.6)
LAB: 21.3% (-0.7)

- Britain Elects (@britainelects) February 15, 2018

Carterton:

Carterton South (West Oxfordshire) result:

CON: 62.9% (+1.4)
LDEM: 23.7% (+17.7)
LAB: 13.5% (+2.0)

- Britain Elects (@britainelects) February 15, 2018

And York!

Holgate (York) result:

LAB: 50.0% (+22.6)
LDEM: 32.3% (+19.5)
CON: 11.0% (-8.0)
GRN: 6.7% (-9.3)

- Britain Elects (@britainelects) February 16, 2018

Right across the country, Liberal Democrats are gearing up for local elections - and these by-election wins should give encouragement to everyone who's standing in May!