Carrying on from my earlier post Can the Conservatives win the 2007 General Election?, there has been some very good news for the Conservatives. Last night the Conservatives won a by-election victory, taking a seat from Labour on Sunderland Council.
There were nine by-elections held with the results for the Mansfield District Council by-election still outstanding. Sunderland's Washington East seat by-election saw a 3.7% swing from Labour to the Tories. Also there was a 5.5% swing on the Kent County Council from Labour to Conservatives, and they successfully defended control of Cheshire County Council.
BBC political correspondent Sean Curran said analysis of the eight by-elections suggested that nationally the Tories should have a lead over Labour of 6.2%. This lead would see a hung parliament, and we've still to have our conference which could see a bounce for us.
It is not over yet, remember: It's time for a change.