Police commissioner elections have returned several independents on a low turnout, delivering a message of distrust for mainstream political parties.
Results for: The police commissioner and crime elections, the Cardiff South and Penarth, Manchester Central and Corby byelections, and the vote for Bristol mayor.
Corby goes to the polls today in a vote which offers the best hint yet of how the coalition will perform in the 2015 general election.
Louise Mensch's decision to quit as MP for Corby was prompted by a belief she was going to lose the seat to Labour in 2015, her husband has admitted.
Rumours that outgoing England cricket captain Andrew Strauss could turn his attentions to politics are swirling around Westminster.
Labour has built a 15% lead in Corby ahead of an upcoming by-election which should provide Ed Miliband with his first major electoral gain.
Read Ed Miliband's speech kicking off Labour's Corby by-election campaign in full.
Ed Miliband made an early trip to Corby, as he showed his determination to win the upcoming by-election in Louise Mensch's old seat.
The by-election Louise Mensch triggered could prove devastating to Cameron and Miliband.