Labour wins Corby by-election

Labour has won the Corby by-election caused by the resignation of the former Conservative MP Louise Mensch. The Lib Dems lost their deposit. Labour have also held seats of Manchester Central and Cardiff South in by-elections.

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Independent candidate tipped for Bristol Mayoral victory

A Labour Party blog is already anticipating defeat in the Bristol Mayoral elections. It says Independent candidate George Ferguson could well have won on first preferences.

Spin? It might be, but Mr Ferguson has been a popular candidate and he certainly wouldn't be the first independent mayor if he does get it.

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