Liberal Democrat, Trevor Sheldrick, has wrested Hadleigh from the Conservatives in a Suffolk County Council by-election. The result was declared today (23rd September 2016).
Trevor, a Hadleigh resident, fought an excellent campaign. In the best tradition of #LibDemFightback he won a convincing victory over both Conservative and Labour candidates. He now has a ten percent majority over the Conservatives. You can see the full result on the Suffolk County Council website.
Fifteen for no loss
This is the fifteenth straight gain in a row for the Lib Dems since May.
According to figures from the BBC, there have been 89 local by-elections since May with 31 changing hands.
The Conservatives have gained 5 but lost 10, Labour has gained 4 but lost 10, UKIP has gained 2 and lost 4, the Greens have gained 1 and the SNP has gained 1 but lost 2.
The Liberal Democrats have gained fifteen and lost none at all!
Data from BBC Daily Politics 22nd September 2016.