Politics Live – readers' edition: Friday 2 November

A forum where readers can discuss today’s politics and share links to breaking news and to the most interesting politics stories, blogs and tweets on the web

8.30am GMT

We’re not writing our usual blog today but here, as an alternative, is the Politics Live readers’ edition. It is a place for you to discuss today’s politics, and to share links to breaking news and to the most interesting stories and blogs on the web.

Feel free to express your views robustly, but please treat others with respect and don’t resort to abuse. Guardian comment pages are supposed to be a haven from the Twitter/social media rant-orama, not an extension of it.

Related: Arron Banks faces criminal inquiry over Brexit campaign

Related: Met police opens criminal inquiry into Labour antisemitism claims

Related: Labour pledges to tighten up hunting laws as convictions fall

Related: UK heatwaves lasting twice as long as 50 years ago – Met Office

Related: ‘You caused enough damage’: MPs react to David Cameron’s rumoured return

Three council by-elections tonight: a Conservative defence in Kirklees, a Labour defence in Newham, and a Liberal Democrat defence in South Gloucestershire. @andrewteale previews them here: https://t.co/UYiWCulEvt

Liberal Democrat HOLD Dodington (South Gloucestershire).

Dodington (South Gloucestershire) result:

LDEM: 49.3% (+8.4)
CON: 39.4% (+16.8)
LAB: 11.2% (-1.6)

LDem HOLD.

No UKIP (-23.7) as prev.

Boleyn (Newham) result:

LAB: 74.8% (+4.3)
CON: 14.2% (-4.4)
GRN: 7.5% (-3.4)
LDEM: 3.6% (+3.6)

Labour HOLD.

h/t @natehiggins

Continue reading…
Source: The Guardian
Politics Live – readers' edition: Friday 2 November