Hazel Wright wins the Studley with Sambourne by-election with over 55% of the vote!
The Lib Dem fightback is in action as local voters reject Conservatives taking them for granted.
Five candidates contested the Studley with Sambourne District ward by-election on 25 February 2016.
The result is:
Paul Anthony Beaman (Conservative) 233 votes
Nick Moon (Independent) 66 votes
Nigel Thomas Rogers (UKIP) 55 votes
Karen Somner-Brown (Labour) 156 votes
Hazel Dawn Wright (Liberal Democrat) 632 votes Elected
Turnout was 39.5% - which in itself was remarkably high for a by-election
Hazel polled over 55% of the votes cast (& almost 22% of the total electorate) and 122 more votes than the combined totals of all the other candidates
Over 50 volunteers helped throughout the campaign. It was a great atmosphere and everyone is in good spirits about continuing the fight to our important EU and Police & Crime Commissioner campaigns.
A great result, with a great candidate and a great support team. Leader of the party, Tim Farron has also sent his congratulations to Hazel for her fantastic result.