Just the two council by-elections this week - a Conservative and Labour defence apiece. Both held.
A Green absence in Colchester bizarrely increased the Tory lead, with Labour falling further behind and the the Lib Dems failing to gain.
In North East Derbyshire the absence of an independent candidate aided everybody apart from the Lib Dems. This week's results suggest the 'progressive alliance' could be in a spot of bother...
Lexden & Braiswick, Colchester Borough Council
Con: 1,372 (63.7%) +11.8%
LDem: 621 (28.8%) +6.6%
Lab: 161 (7.5%) -7.4%
Pilsley & Morton, North East Derbyshire District Council
Lab: 806 (65.9%) +34.6%
Con: 361 (29.5%) +14.4%
Grn: 34 (2.8%) New
LDem: 22 (1.8%) -8.9