By-election victory in Ludlow North

Congratulations to former Lib Dem Voice editor Andy Boddington on a resounding victory in the Council by-election in Ludlow North!

Winning in Ludlow North

Andy is the man in the hat – as always.

The result:

Andy Boddington: 579 (Lib Dem)

Antony Bevington: 382 (Conservative)

Graeme Perks: 223 (Independent)

Danney Sweeny. 94 (Labour)

Andy’s share of the vote rose from 33.6% to 45.3%.

Andy says:

I am humbled by the huge majority. This election has not been about party politics. It’s been about getting a decent deal for Ludlow from Shropshire Council. It is a vote for Ludlow by the people of Ludlow.


* Mary Reid is a contributing editor on Lib Dem Voice. She was a councillor in Kingston upon Thames where she is still very active with the local party.

Read more by or more about or .
This entry was posted in Council by-elections.


  • Eddie Sammon 18th Mar '14 - 1:54pm

    Congrats Andy!

  • Hats off to Mr Boddington !!!

    …………………………………………… Or should that be hats on ?

  • Jonathan Webber 19th Mar '14 - 7:52am

    A great result for Andy and the very hard-working team in Ludlow around him. After Marion’s recent win in Lichfield the West Midlands continues to march on!

  • An interesting result in that the Conservative defeat cannot be blamed on UKIP intervention. No doubt Labour has never polled high here, but I suspect it also shows, like some other results, that in areas where we’re strong and obviously in a contest with the Tories, we can still get Labour tactical votes.

  • Andy’s share of the vote rose from 33.6% to 45.3%.

    And it was a genuinely good result in that the share of the vote also rose by 13.3% from that attained in the last pre-coalition contest in the ward, in 2009 – and the vote even rose in numerical terms, unusually enough.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?


Recent Comments

    No recent comment found.