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Lib Dems victory in Thatcham by-election, while Labour trails Green Party

April 20, 2018 8:36 AM
By David Cooper
Originally published by West Berkshire & Newbury Liberal Democrats
Front L-R: Cllr David Lister, Cllr Jeff Brooks, Sarah Lowes: Back: Nassar Kessel Cllr Lee Dillon

Front L-R: Cllr David Lister, Cllr Jeff Brooks, Sarah Lowes. Rear: Nassar Kessel, Cllr Lee Dillon

Liberal Democats Jeff Brooks and David Lister were elected to represent Thatcham West for the district and town councils respectively. The Labour vote trailed behind the Greens.

The results for the West Berkshire Council by-election were:

Jeff Brooks (Liberal Democrats) 820

Ellen Crumly (Conservatives) 523

Louise Coulson (Labour) 130

Jane Livermore (Green Party) 130

Gary Johnson (UKIP) 91

The results for the Thatcham Town Council by-election were:

David Lister (Liberal Democrats) 786

Stephen Walker (Conservatives) 527

Jane Livermore (Green Party) 149

Louise Coulson (Labour) 134

Gary Johnson (UKIP) 90

The turnout for the district council election for Thatcham West was 34.3 per cent (1,702), while the Town Council vote stood at 34.2 per cent (1,693) of a total of 4,597 electors.