Liberal Democrat victory in St Austell Bay by-election

John Oxenham after the St Austell Bay by-election countLib Dems in St Austell and Newquay are celebrating another win: John Oxenham has been elected Liberal Democrat councillor for St Austell Bay in the first ever Cornwall Council by-election.

This comes two weeks after their victory in the Newquay South by-election.

The result this time – with an estimated swing of 13% from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats:

Liberal Democrats: 690
Conservatives: 675
Labour: 66

Stephen Gilbert, PPC for the new constituency of St Austell and Newquay said:

This is a fantastic result in a Conservative stronghold. I’m sure John Oxenham will be a tremendous asset to Cornwall, and like me, John will always put local people before party politics.

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9 Comments

  • Great, but is this a gain or just a hold?

  • David Blake 27th Nov '09 - 9:19am

    It’s a very definite gain.

    The results last time (4 June) were:

    Richard Stewart Conservative 829 59% Elected
    Terry Ralph Liberal Democrat 468 34% Not elected
    Ann Phillips Labour 98 7% Not elected
    Voting Summary
    Details Number
    Total votes 1395
    Electorate 3225
    Ballot Papers Issued 1416
    Number of ballot papers rejected 21
    Turnout 43%

  • Well done guys! This shows how weak the Tory vote really is when voters have the option of a good local candidate, backed up with a strong campaign.

  • Absolutely fantastic result. Well done.

  • Stanley Theed 27th Nov '09 - 8:32pm

    It’s results like this that give Liberal Democrats nationwide a great lift. Congratulations to all involved and ‘Thank you’

  • vote Liberal and get Cameron!

    Not since Stalin did a deal with Hitler has there been such a “meeting of ideals”.

    I cannot tell you how sad this makes people who backed the lib dems

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