THE Liberal Democrats have hailed a “stonking result” in a Salisbury by-election.
The party swept to victory in the vote for the Harnham West ward, with Ted Last becoming the new representative on Salisbury City Council.
He polled 497 votes in the November 3 by-election, with Labour party candidate Anita Goddard in second place (206 votes) and the Green Party’s Peter Matthews in third (175 votes).
The by-election was called following the resignation of Conservative councillor, Eleanor Wills, who has relocated to Swindon.
Salisbury City Councillor Victoria Charleston, leader of the Liberal Democrat group, said: “This result in Harnham echoes what we are seeing up and down the country: people are looking to the Liberal Democrats for change.
“The Conservatives are abandoning Salisbury and this stonking result confirms that the Lib Dems are here and ready to deliver for residents.”
The full results in the Harnham West by-election for Salisbury City Council were:
- Goddard, Anita (Labour Party) – 206 votes
- Last, Ted (Liberal Democrats) – 497 votes
- Matthews, Peter Jolyon Ellis (Green Party) – 175 votes