Tories hold Welham Green
The Conservatives have held Welham Green, winning Thursday’s by-election by 55 votes, but with a 24% swing to the Liberal Democrats who came second. The British National Party came third and Labour fourth.
The by-election followed the resignation of the former Conservative councillor, Peter O'Brien, in October 2007.
The result was as follows...
The turnout is understood to have been 46.6%. In the previously election for the seat the Conservatives polled 707 votes, Labour 198, and the Liberal Democrats 156.
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4 January 2008
Welham Green by-election - 3 January 2008
Welham Green by-election line up - 31 December 2007
Welham Green notice of election - 28 November 2007