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Queen Edith's by-election, 2014

Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Queen Edith's ward of Cambridge City Council on 13 November 2014 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Sue Birtles after disagreements with the council's Labour group.

Viki Sanders gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats, and will hold it until it is next up for election in 2016.

Result

Liberal Democrats
36.5%
Labour
30.9%
Conservative
24.0%
Green
8.7%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Viki Sanders 933 36.5% -6.1%
Labour Rahima Ahammed 790 30.9% +1.2%
Conservative Andrew Bower 614 24.0% +7.7%
Green Joel Chalfen 222 8.7% -2.7%
Turnout: 37.2% (-10.8%) - Majority: 143 (5.6%) - Swing: 3.7% LD to Lab


2014 Result (1 of 3 seats)

Liberal Democrats
42.6%
Labour
29.7%
Conservative
16.3%
Green
11.4%

Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Tim Moore 1,362 42.6%
Labour John Beresford 951 29.7%
Conservative Vince Marino 522 16.3%
Green Joel Chalfen 363 11.4%
Turnout: 48.0% - Majority: 411 (12.9%)


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By-Election Thread on Vote UK Forum



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