Sorry, we couldn’t resist the headline…
From the BBC
Lib Dems win Highland’s Aird and Loch Ness by-election
The Liberal Democrats have won a by-election in Highland Council’s Aird and Loch Ness ward.
Jean Davis narrowly defeated her closest rival SNP candidate Emma Knox.
The by-election in the ward, which is represented by four councillors, was triggered by Drew Hendry’s election as an MP for the SNP in May.
He was elected as the new MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, the seat previously held by Liberal Democrat Danny Alexander.
The turnout was 32.35%.
Ms Davis said the victory marked the start of a Lib Dem “fight back” in the Highlands.
It’s a vast council ward, 35 miles from end to end. Last time we came 4th…