Congratulations to Braintree Labour Party on two fantastic by election victories last night. Three seats were being contested - Braintree East, Braintree South and Great Notley and Braintree West. Labour posted 6.5% and 10.2% swings in East and South respectively to take two seats direct from the Conservatives. Although unsuccessful in the Great Notley and Braintree West contest, Labour still managed to achieve an impressive 9% swing from the Conservatives. All in all, a very good night for Labour in Braintree.
Good luck to Labour's newest councillors Eric Lynch and Martin Green.