ALDC By-Election Review – 28th March

After a strong hold last week in Esh and Witton Gilbert division in Durham, this week saw another Lib Dem seat up for grabs in Wallington North ward for Sutton LB.

Sutton LB, Wallington North

LD Barry Lewis 1039 [38.2%; -7.7%]
Con 709 [26.1%; +0.5%]
Ind 381 [14.0%; +14.0%]
Lab 301 [11.1%; -5.6%]
Green 166 [6.1%; -2.3%]
UKIP 104 [3.8%; +0.5%]
CPA 17 [0.6%; +0.6%]
LD Hold
Percentage change from 2018

With London falling outside of the election cycle this year, the Sutton Lib Dem team were able to run a great campaign to get Barry Lewis elected and keep their majority on the council untouched. Polling 1039 votes, Lewis faced competition from new candidates but still managed to take a brilliant 38.2% of the vote finishing 12.1% of the second place Conservatives. Congratulations to the Sutton Lib Dem team and Councillor Lewis and keep up the good work!

Clackmannanshire UA, Clackmannan Central

SNP 865 [40.9%; +2.6%]
Lab 675 [31.9%; -8.0%]
Con 419 [19.8%; +3.2%]
UKIP 69 [3.3%; +3.3%]
Green 53 [2.5%; -2.7%]
LD John Biggam 36 [1.7%; +1.7%]
Turnout 34.7%
SNP Hold
Percentage change from 2017

Thanks also go to John Biggam flying the Lib Dem flag in the Clackmannan Central by-election after not previously having a candidate standing. With some big by-elections coming up in Edinburgh and East Lothian it’s great to see the Scottish Lib Dem team in action!

Next week there is one by-election taking place in Wroxham for Norfolk CC, if you can help please contact Stuart Beadle at  01603 755373 or as the team look to take a seat off the Tories!

If you are elsewhere and have a spare hour you can find contact details of who to ring to help out on our website.

Or why not donate to the ALDC Fighting Fund so we can give more grants to local teams to help us win more by-elections.

Good luck to Stephen Heard and the Norfolk Lib Dem team and see you next week!

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