By-election results: 6 August 2009

It’s been a quiet week, results-wise, but there are two bits of by-election good news:

Didcot has its first ever Lib Dem Councillor following yesterday’s gain from Labour.

From the Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors:

David Rouane (Lib Dem) 152 (42.1%)
Labour 124 (34.3%)
Conservative 85 (23.5%)
Lib Dem majority 28
Turnout 12%

Lib Dem gain from Labour (Labour councillor resigned)

And another Lib Dem for Little Gaddesden Parish Council. Also from ALDC:

Little Gaddesden PC

LD Rob Irving 102
Philip Melville 97

Turnout 23%
(postal votes turnout was in the 40%s)

Congratulations to the new councillors and to everyone who helped with their campaigns.

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  • A turnout of 12%?

    That wasn’t much of a campaign….

  • Liberal Neil 7th Aug '09 - 4:11pm

    Simon – in that part of Didcot in the middle of the school holidays and on a day of heavy rain 12% was not a bad turnout. (And the turnout of our identified supporters was several times higher!)

    Philip – I’m surprised you didn’t get emails, unless your email address has dropped off the constituency list for some reason. I will get this checked out.

    We did have help in from various people round the constituency and other local places including Newbury, Oxford and Abingdon.

    It was not the busiest campaign ever but we certainly out-campaigned both the other parties by some margin.

  • Stanley Theed 7th Aug '09 - 8:54pm

    If it is the same Rob Irving who was a councillor with the London Borough of Sutton a few years back the constituents of Little Gaddesdon will have done themselves a favour.. Either way, congratulations.

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