Liberal Democrats take seat from Conservatives on Cornwall Council
Liberal Democrats in Cornwall are celebrating after two impressive Cornwall Council by-election results.
In Wadebridge West, Lib Dem candidate Karen McHugh was elected with 604 votes. The Conservatives came second in what was a shock defeat for them in a ward that had been held by their North Cornwall MP Scott Mann.
In the Menheniot division, Lib Dem candidate Charles Boney, increased the Lib Dem vote share by 11.6% and finished a close second place, missing out on victory by just 60 votes.
Vice-Chair of Cornwall Liberal Democrats, Cllr Sue James said: “To all those who wrote the Lib Dems off, here in Cornwall we have shown that we are still the only party that can stop Tories totally ruling our people with divisive and unfair policies. I look forward to Karen McHugh joining our team and know that Charles Boney will still fight for the people of the Menheniot ward, despite not quite taking the seat.”
|Charles Robert Boney||Liberal Democrat||472||36%||Not elected|
|Duncan Charles Odgers||UK Independence Party||177||13%||Not elected|
|Martin Thomas Menear||Labour||67||5%||Not elected|
|Richard John Sedgley||Green Party||65||5%||Not elected|
Wadebridge West result
|Karen McHugh||Liberal Democrat||604||44%||Elected|
|Sally Marie Dunn||Conservative||356||26%||Not elected|
|Adrian Darrell Jones||Labour||222||16%||Not elected|
|Helen Hyland||Independent||111||8%||Not elected|
|Amanda Pennington||Green Party||95||7%||Not elected|