I wouldn't normally comment on council by-elections from outside London that I hadn't even helped with, but...
This post from Alex Foster alerted me to a pretty huge result on Nottinghamshire County Council.
Look at the result last time and you will see a Labour majority of nearly 1000, with the Lib Dems on 14%.
The result on Thursday?
Lib Dem - 1979 votes, 73%
Lab - 435, 16%
Con - 222, 8%
UKIP - 70, 3%
Congratulations to new county councillor Jason Zadrozny. The only problem with the result is how it can be fitted on to a barchart next time!
In a quick trawl, also spotted good news in Torbay on Adrian Sanders blog. A Tory councillor, up for re-election in May, has defected to the Lib Dems.
By all accounts, it's a very Tory ward and would have been easy to get re-elected and defect once safe for four more years. So good to see him defecting before the election and at least having a bash at getting elected as a Lib Dem.