Another week, another by-election and another Lib Dem gain from the Conservatives. Just right for Christmas! This by-election, for the Cambridgeshire County Council division of Hardwick, came about as a result of the disqualification of the sitting Tory councillor. Local campaigner and activist Fiona Whelan had been preparing to fight the seat next year but got an early chance to show what she could do. She took it and delivered. Well done Fiona.
The full result:
Fiona Whelan (Liberal Democrat): 1369
John Ionides (Conservative): 1169
Helen Haugh (Labour): 208