Results from East Saltdean By-Election

22 10 2010

By-Election, October 2010 – Telscombe Town Council East Saltdean Ward Result:

The result of the by-election for the East Saltdean Ward of Telscombe Town Council held on 21st October 2010 was as follows:

Candidate Description Number of Votes
John CARDEN
Labour Party Candidate 112
Simon DOYLE
Liberal Democrats 264
Paul EVANS
The Conservative Party Candidate 268 – Elected

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Have to say it’s a really unfortunate result for Simon Doyle who ran an excellent campaign and was a truly dedicated local candidate.  It will be interesting to hear feedback from residents during the follow up case work regarding things like turn out (although numbers are similar to the By-Election in Feb 2008) and to what extent potential Lib Dems voted Labour as protest.

Clearly PR doesn’t work for by-elections, but let’s hope that dissatisfied voters push for AV- I know generalisations are less than accurate, but how many of that 112 would have Tory as a second preference?