Unfortunately my friends, Christine and Andrew, didn't get in in the Downham by-election yesterday. They did get a big swing in their favour in what has been for a long time a rather left leaning ward. The seat was retained by the Lib Dems but with a greatly reduces share of the vote.
With both the Lib Dem and the Labour votes falling it's clear that the Conservatives are going to take on Labour in the council elections next year.
I also notice that in Sevenoaks the BNP came from no-where to win, they seemed to have been the main beneficiary of ex Labour votes.
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