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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)
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)
Source: The Guardian
Politics Live – readers' edition: Friday 2 November