Labour welcomes two more councillors to Liverpool to make it a record 74
As expected Labour won last night's double by-elections in Liverpool easily.
Rachael O'Byrne is now the councillor for Allerton and Hunts Cross, and Hetty Wood will represent Riverside.
The Liberal Democrats were pushed into fourth place (out of five) in the Riverside ward, beaten by the Greens and TUSAC. Only the Tories were less popular than the Lib Dems.
To be fair we are talking about very small margins (Labour - 1,424, Green - 163, TUSAC - 115, Lib Dem 81, Conservative - 70), but still worth pointing out.
The Lib Dems still managed second place in Allerton and Hunts Cross with 564 to Labour's 1,450.