Labour win…in Gloucestershire

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This is reposrted from Liberal Conspiracy:

Labour came from fourth to win the Gloucestershire County Council by-election in Rodborough, Stroud, last night.

The election was won by only 3 votes.

Labour: 793
Conservatives: 790
Libdem: 660
Greens: 260

Labour swing from 2009 was a massive 19.4%. The by-election was called after the death of the sitting Conservative Councillor.

In 2009 Labour were behind even the Greens. The results in 2009 were:

(CON) 35.3%
(LD) 31.3%
(GRN) 21.1%
(LAB) 12.2%

It's a shame to see the fall in the Green vote.

But it's great news for Labour.

And shockingly bad for the Tories.