Liberal Democrats gain council seat in Stratford-on-Avon

After Tuesday’s unusually timed council by-election, another four principal authority council by-elections took place on Thursday.

Park Farm North, Ashford

Samuel Strolz stood for the Liberal Demoocrats:

Eilean a’ Cheò, Highland

Fay Thomson was the Liberal Democrat candidate, and scored a very impressive vote increase:

Parrett, South Somerset

Ollie Patrick stood for this Lib Dem seat following the resignation of Tony Vaughan, and successfully held the seat:

Welford-on-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon

Manuela Perteghella was the Lib Dem candidate, making a change from the last two contests where there was no Lib Dem in the ward. And it was well worth running this time…

This win cuts the Conservative majority on the council to just two (19 Conservatives, 12 Liberal Democrats, four Independents and one Green).

These by-election results round-ups cover principal authority by-elections. See my post The danger in celebrating parish and town council wins for your own party for the reasons to avoid straying too often into covering town, parish or community council by-elections.

One response to “Liberal Democrats gain council seat in Stratford-on-Avon”

  1. “making a change from the last two contests where there was no Lib Dem in the ward”
    Apparently the former (very longstanding) independent councillor was previously a Lib Dem but resigned during the Coalition years and won the next two elections as an Independent. I imagine the local party might have chosen not to oppose him and in many ways this is a gain in name only (GINO?).

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