There were two by elections at a county or district level held this week.The first was held in Cambridge in the ward of Romsey. This was a Lib Dem seat that was lost to Labour. The actual result was reasonable in the context of other election in the ward, however the party saw their representation at the county level reduced. In the other election in Market and West Deeping in Lincolnshire the party put up a candidate for the first time and they polled reasonably. The result indictated a continued strength for the party, although we may see council seats lost in boroughs or districts that have lost their LIb Dem MP. This will be something to watch for in coming weeks.

UKIP polled poorly in these elections, however the did top the poll and win one of four seats available in a town council election

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