Actual votes, in actual elections…

Lots of people are getting worried/rejoicing about low opinion poll figures for the Lib Dems. Well, here are some actual figures for the first three months of 2012:

The Parties’ vote shares in local by-elections over the last 3 months were:
Con                                           33%
Lib Dem                                    26%
Lab                                            22%

That’s actual voters actually voting (5,000 of them).