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By-election win for new county councillor

Posted on Tuesday 17th December 2019
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A new county councillor has been elected to the Watling South division in Tamworth.

A new Staffordshire County Councillor has been elected following a by-election.

Richard Ford, of the Conservative Party, won the Watling South division in Tamworth by 2,811 votes from his nearest rival.

The by-election was held on Thursday, 12th December following the death earlier this year of Conservative County Councillor Michael Greatorex, who had represented the division since 2013 and had also been Chairman of the County Council.

The by-election result means the political balance on the county council is unchanged. Of the 62 seats, 51 are held by the Conservative Party; 10 by the Labour Party and the Labour and Co-operative Party; and one by an Independent.

The full result is:

  • Richard James Alexander Ford, Conservative Party, 4,304 votes;
  • Roger Gwynedd Jones, Liberal Democrat, 580 votes;
  • Simon Patrick Peaple, Labour and Co-operative Party, 1,493 votes.

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