Photo: New Councillor Brian Laming and team. Also available on Flickr here.
LD Brian Laming 894 (53.9%)
Conservative 604 (36.4%)
Labour 161 (9.8%)
Councillor Brian Laming commented:
This is a real honour and a tribute to the local Lib Dem team and their work over the years. I’m also really grateful to the hard work from the whole Winchester team across the last few weeks and months. It’s also a real tribute to David Spender – our former councillor and the man who asked me to stand. People told me again and again on the doorstep that he had been a great councillor for the local area and a very special person.
Leader of Winchester City Council, Kelsie Learney added:
This is the third time in a row that the voters of Winchester have backed the Lib Dems and rejected Labour and the Conservatives. We won control in the council in May. We won the St Paul by-election in October. And the voters have backed the Liberal Democrat team again today.
The people of Winchester have made their views very clear three times over. Three times they’ve backed the Liberal Democrats. And three times they’ve rejected Labour and the Conservatives. They want a Liberal Democrat-led council that continues to deliver a greener, fairer, safer Winchester.