Wednesday, December 06, 2006


By-election successes are great news

It’s been great to see the Lib Dems winning performance in council by-elections held in November.

At a meeting of local members where campaign plans for next May’s local elections were stepped up a gear, it was clear the results showed that Labour have everything to fear from the Lib Dem challenge.

The Liberal Democrats ended November with the most gains, whilst the Conservatives made no gains at all from Labour in November and we Liberal Democrats gained 4 from them.

In cities and in urban areas like Prestwich, it is the Liberal Democrats who are challenging Labour hard. In May here in Prestwich, the choice will once again be between Labour and the Lib Dems. The Tories came a poor third last time and remain without any councillors in the area.

Overall, the net changes in seats contested in the November by-elections were:
Liberal Democrats +6
Conservatives +4
Labour -3
Independents/other -7


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