With only a single principle council by-election this week it’s a case of not much to report this week, although there was still Lib Dem success.

This week’s only by-election was for Norton (Bromsgrove) where the Liberal Democrats didn’t stand a candidate, and the Conservatives held the seat comfortably even after a reduced majority.

In this week’s Town & Parish Council by-elections there was more activity with 3 by-elections netting a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd for the Liberal Democrats.
Congratulations to Antony Hook who won the Abbey Ward (Faversham TC) seat, gaining from the Conservative party with 29.5% of the vote.
Antony James Hook (Lib Dem) 300 [29.5%]
Trevor Raymond Payne (Labour) 226 [22.2%]
Andy Culham (Conservative) 210 [20.7%]
Trevor Howard Fentiman (UKIP) 121 [11.9]
James Alexander Dalton Copland (Ind) 102 [10.0%]
Peter Hutchinson (Green Party) 57 [5.6%]

In the King James (Knaresborough TC) by-election Emma Walsh came 2nd for the Lib Dems with 35.3% of the vote while the Conservatives held the seat.
DARLING, Edward William John (Conservative) 577 Elected [45.1%]
WALSH, Emma Jane (Lib Dem) 451 [35.3%]
MACLEOD, Boadecea Helen (Green Party) 139 [10.9%]
FRENDT, Robert Bernard (UKIP) 106 [8.3%]

In the Snodland West and Holborough Lakes (Snodland TC) by-election, the Conservatives held the seat while Luke Chapman came 3rd for the Lib Dems with 16% of the vote.
MINTER, James Michael William (Conservative) 380 [49%]
MALLARD, Wayne John (Labour) 273 [35%]
CHAPMAN, Luke Peter (Lib Dem) 123 [16%]

Full details of last nights By-Election results can be found on the ALDC’s By-Election Results page and details of that is coming next on ourForthcoming Elections page. Hat Tip to Britain Elects for their results too.

Well done to all who stood last night regardless of the result. It is really important that we stand candidates in all by-elections in order to build the habit of voting Liberal Democrat. If there is no candidate of ours on the ballot paper we are depriving someone of their ability to vote for us. If you are interested in standing as a candidate please get in touch with your Local Party or ALDC.