Yesterday in her speech to the Labour Conference Harriet Harman said:
Every week there are council by-elections up and down the country.
And we are winning again – winning against the Tories and winning against the Lib Dems.
Our team of councillors – who are in the front line of protecting local communities against unnecessary and cruel cuts – our team of Labour councillors is growing.
While she was speaking the residents of Woolavington Ward in Sedgemoor were going to the polls in the first electoral test of Red Ed's leadership. It had been a Labour seat when last contested. The result from yesterday's contest was a Conservative gain with a huge majority and Labour falling to third place:
Lib Dem 184
Congratulations to Cllr Alison Hamlin.
Full Council byelection results when I get them.