Nick Clegg is feeling sad
Nick Clegg is feeling down today as the Liberal Democrats lost their deposit in two of the three by-elections yesterday and in Rotherham came eighth place. They came third in Middlesbrough and fourth in Croydon North.
Labour won all 3 of the by-elections and won over 60% of the total vote in Croydon and Middlesbrough. All three of the by-elections were in nominal Labour seats.
The Tories came fifth in Rotherham, second in Croydon and fourth in Middlesbrough. Out of the three contests, the highest percentage they polled was 16%.
Arguably the best night was had by UKIP and the BNP. They came second and third respectively in Rotherham, beating both the Tories and Lib Dems. UKIP came second in Middlesbrough, beating Tories and Lib Dems, and third in Croydon beating the Lib Dems.
Poor old Nick. They're making a habit of losing their deposit.
Here's a breakdown of votes cast from all three by-elections combined:
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