Only one seat changed hands in this latest batch of 10 local by-elections, as the Greens recaptured Hythe West in Kent from the Conservatives.
Sixteen of the latest batch of 33 councillor vacancies (48 per cent) saw a seat change hands.
Local factors and changing patterns of party competition continue to feature in recent by-elections, including two surprising Conservative gains from Labour.
For local Conservative associations fighting council by-elections, the misery continues.
Local by-election defeats for the Conservatives may be reaching a critical point.