Liberal Democrat Sue Craig has become the new councillor for the Kingsmead ward in Bath, following a by-election yesterday, Thursday 5th July.
Sue Craig was elected with 41.1% of the votes, with Labour’s Sharon Gillings coming second with 24.6%.
Councillor Craig will join Liberal Democrat Councillor Andrew Furse to represent the Kingsmead ward.
The turnout to the by-election was 35.37%, with 1,328 votes recorded.
Ms Craig, who broke her foot on Saturday, thanked voters for their support, and said she was looking forward to joining the Liberal Democrat group at B&NES Council.
Thank you! Really looking forward to joining the libdem team on the council. What a great result… roll on next May! https://t.co/YpoWJZ5Sjt
— Sue Craig #FBPE #WATON #Libdems ?? ?? (@suegcraig) July 5, 2018
- Sue Craig – Liberal Democrats | 545 votes | 41.1%
- Sharon Gillings – Labour | 326 votes | 24.6%
- Tom Hobson – Conservatives | 282 votes | 21.3%
- Eric Lucas – Green Party | 172 votes | 13.0%
Kingsmead (Bath & North East Somerset) result:
LDEM: 41.1% (+10.0)
LAB: 24.6% (+11.6)
CON: 21.3% (-6.8)
GRN: 13.0% (-9.5)
LDem GAIN from Con.
No UKIP (-5.3) as prev.
— Britain Elects (@britainelects) July 5, 2018
The by-election was called following the death of Councillor Chris Pearce, who passed away on Monday 30th April.