Lib Dems Gain Seat from Conservatives in Kent By-election

Liberal Democrat candidate Antony Hook became the first Liberal Democrat Councillor on Faversham Town Council today after seizing the Abbey Ward seat from the Conservatives who slumped to third place.

Antony Hook said:

"I am very, very honoured to be elected as a Town Councillor in Faversham: the first Liberal Democrat member of the council.

"I am excited for the opportunity to help the town I live in, and really grateful for all the people who supported my campaign."

Abbey Ward, Faversham Town Council by-election Result in full (change on 2015)

  • Antony Hook, Lib Dem: 300, 29.5% (+29.5)
  • Labour 226, 22.2% (-6.8)
  • Conservative 210, 20.7% (-16.8%)
  • UKIP 121, 11.9% (+11.9)
  • Ind 102, 10.0% (-12.8)
  • Green 57, 5.6% (-5.0)

No spoilt ballots. Turnout 24.95%. Lib Dem Gain from Conservative.


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