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.

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  • 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.

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