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This week’s local by-election roundup

This week’s local by-election roundup

Local Government People

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Local Government People draws together details of this week's local by-election result and changes to councils' political compositions

Local authority by-election held 28/01/2015:

West Berkshire – Purley-on-Thames: Conservative hold.

Anderson, Catherine Maria– UK Independence Party– 163 (11.85%)
Bown, Steve – Liberal Democrat – 104 (7.56%)
Jones, Rick – Conservative – 936 (68.07%) **elected**
Stevens, Ian – Labour – 172 (12.51%)

Votes: 1375*
Turnout: 26.58%
Majority: 764

By-election held following the death of Conservative Councillor David Betts.

Local authority by-election held 28/01/2015

St Albans – Marshalswick South: Conservative hold (two seats).

Curthoys, Richard – Conservative – 647 (16.48%) **elected**
Dickson, David Francis – UK Independence Party – 148 (3.77%)
Harris, Richard – Labour 406 (10.34%)
Hollins, Michael David – UK Independence Party 147 (3.74%)
McKeown, Steve – Conservative 667 (16.99%) **elected**
Mills, Jill – Green Party 450 (11.46%)
Needham, Elizabeth Ann – Liberal Democrat 488 (12.43%)
Pedroz, Mark Anthony – Liberal Democrat 495 (12.61%)
Robinson, Tim – Green Party 166 (4.23%)
Windle, Vivienne – Labour 312 (7.95%)

Votes: 3926**
Turnout: 37.5%
Majority: N/A

By-election held following the resignation of Conservative Councillors Heidi Allen and Seema Kennedy.

*NB: number does not include spoilt or rejected ballots.
**NB: voters were able to cast two votes

Political compositions of the local authorities concerned:

West Berkshire: Conservative 39, Liberal Democrat 13 – Conservative controlled.
St Albans: Conservative 28, Liberal Democrat 17, Labour 10, Independent 2, Green 1 – No Overall Control

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