A slightly late posting, but surely the result of the Thirsk and Malton delayed election shows that the Liberal Democrats have not yet suffered a backlash from their decision to enter Government. If anything most ordinary people are understanding and sympathetic.
Compared to the notional figures, this result shows a 2.6% swing from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats, and a swing of 11.6% from Labour. It is another catastrophic result for Labour, and shows that they are still being punished for their failures in Government. Their vote fell and they dropped from 2nd to 3rd.