Double wins for Lib Dems in Chelmsford

Chelmsford Liberal Democrats are celebrating two big by-election wins this morning, after double vacancies caused by the death of Tom Smith-Hughes.

Paul Bentham became the new councillor for the Patching Hall ward of Chelmsford City Council, whilst Stephen Robinson was elected in the Chelmsford North division of Essex County Council.

The results were as follows:

PATCHING HALL
Lib Dem 842 (42%)
Con 488 (25%)
Lab 309 (16%)
UKIP 263 (13%)
Green 84 (4%)

CHELMSFORD NORTH
Lib Dem 1614 (42%)
Con 941 (25%)
Lab 711 (19%)
UKIP 435 (11%)
Green 128 (3%)

An excellent result for Stephen, Paul and the Chelmsford team. Hard work doesn’t guarantee electoral success, but in today’s political climate, there are no easy wins.

* Sara Bedford is a local councillor on Three Rivers District Council and a member of the Lib Dem Voice editorial team.

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7 Comments

  • 🙂

  • Well done. At local govt level, the Lib Dems are renowned for their hard work and dedication. I live in Sheffield where the Lib Dems briefly had a majority, as well as most seats in NOC. The quality of services were considerably better under them than a Labour-run adminstration.

  • George Kendall 30th Jun '12 - 12:01am

    Fantastic work guys!!
    A real achievement.

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