So far, the election results are as expected. Labour has comfortably held Manchester Central and Cardiff South and the Tory candidate has been elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire.
But turnout has not been good. In Manchester Central it was under 20 percent, the lowest by-election turnout since the war according to the BBC. While in Wiltshire, only 16 percent of people bothered to vote in the Commissioner contest. so far, it looks like yesterday was not Super Thursday but Stay-at-Home Thursday.
More Spectator for less. Subscribe and receive 12 issues delivered for just £12, with full web and app access. Join us.