Friday, 17 February 2012

Worcester Park By-election: Liberal Democrats HOLD

The Liberal Democrats have held their seat in the Worcester Park Ward by-election, with a victory for their candidate Roger Roberts.

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Liberal Democrat Councillor Jennifer Campbell-Klomps.

Mr Roberts joins fellow Lib Dem Councillor Stephen Fenwick and the Conservative's Stuart Gordon-Bullock as Councillors for the ward.


There are now 43 Liberal Democrat members on the council and 11 Conservative members.

Turnout was just 33.48%. The results in full:

Roger Roberts - Liberal Democrats:  1367
Simon Densley  - Conservative Party:  977
Hilary Hosking - Labour Party:  315
David Pickles - UK Independence Party: 190  
George Dow - Green Party:  46



And in comparison to the 2010 election for the Ward:



LIB DEM CONS LAB UKIP GREEN
2010 Election 44.80% 41.89% 10.03% 3.28% n/a
2012 By-Election 47.22% 33.75% 10.88% 6.56% 1.59%

Defeated Labour candidate Hilary Hosking said:

"I am pleased we increased our share of the vote. Whilst we were not successful in this election, it was good that Ken Livingstone was able to visit the area and we did meet a large number of people who voted Liberal Democrat in the by-election who said they will be voting for Ken in the London Mayoral Election in May


Can I also congratulate the Worcester Park blog on its detailed coverage of the campaign. We need more news outlets like this across the Borough of Sutton."