Newsflash: Winnie wins for the Lib Dems in Leyton

Winnie Smith with Nick CleggLiberal Democrat Winnie Smith has decisively won the Leyton Ward by-election in Waltham Forest, which followed the disqualification of Labour’s Miranda Grell.

Winnie received 1,360 votes – a 56% share and nearly double the Labour candidate on 695. The Conservatives saw their vote share decline and came fourth, behind a left-wing Independent candidate. The Green candidate came fifth.

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  • The left wing candidate was SWP, not independent. They are in limbo, unable to use the respect name as Galloways groups has the returning officer.

  • Robin Young 15th Feb '08 - 3:51am

    Really well justified result. Good work, congratulations to Winnie, and to all the Leyton team who helped her win back the seat Barry Smith was cheated of.

  • Liam Pennington 15th Feb '08 - 7:51am

    Well done Winnie 🙂 A great result indeed.

    And for a little self promotion, the LibDems in Preston went from third to just 23 votes away from winning the usually safe Labour ward of Tulketh last night.

    Well done everyone =P

  • Hywel Morgan 15th Feb '08 - 10:35am

    I won’t believe it till I see the Returning Officer’s transcript 🙂

  • Just saw results from all four council by-elections held yesterday. The Tories’ vote share fell in every one.

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