Lib Dems gain in by-elections

The Liberal Democrats received consolation for losses in the Exeter and Norwich polls when they gained in the latest council by-elections.









Candidate Karen Henshaw won from the Tories at Kilnhouse, Fylde Borough, Lancashire.



Independent Bill Hawthorne gained from Labour at Ayresome, Middlesbrough Borough.



RESULTS



Cumbria County - Aspatria and Wharrels: C 823, Green 342. (June 2010 - C 1276, Lab 557, Lib Dem 413). C hold.



Fylde Borough - Kilnhouse: Lib Dem 529, C 459, Lab 165, Green 29. (May 2007 - Three seats C 621, 618, 575, Ratepayers 503, Lib Dem 394, 373, Lab 203). Lib Dem gain from C. Swing 9.5% C to Lib Dem.



Middlesbrough Borough - Ayresome: Ind 456, Lab 414, C 73. (May 2007 - two seats Lab 416, Ind 413, Lab 409, Ind 408, C 148). Ind gain from Lab. Swing 4.4% C to Lab.



Poole Borough - Newtown: Lib Dem 809, C 481, Ukip 114, BNP 66. (May 2007 - Three seats Lib Dem 1452, 1439, 1391, C 854, 809, 770, Lab 322, 287). Lib Dem hold. Swing 2.3% Lib Dem to C.

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