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Tories win in Nottingham City Council Clifton North by-election

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The Conservatives have won their first by-election in Nottingham for a decade, after gaining Clifton North from an independent councillor.

It means they will now have three city councillors, to Labour’s 52.

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Councillor Roger Steel will now represent the Clifton North ward along with fellow Conservative Andrew Rule and Labour’s Josh Cook.

Roger Steel

The Conservatives won the seat with a majority of almost 400 votes, gaining 1,311, while Labour picked up 928.

The newly-formed Nottingham Independents were well beaten into third, winning 307.

The Liberal Democrats came in fourth, avoiding a repeat of the last Clifton North by-election in which they were beaten by the Bus Pass Elvis Party.

Dave Bishop, nicknamed Lord Biro, gained 46 votes, and came last.

In fifth place, Green Party candidate Kirsty Jones got 64 votes.

Turnout was 27 percent, and the count was held at Loxley House, the headquarters of Nottingham City Council.

Speaking after his win, Councillor Steel said: “I’m absolutely delighted, to have won the wonderful support of our ward residents. It’s truly amazing. It’s a great result for the Conservatives.”

“I was quite impressed by the way my opponents reacted. We put a lot of hard work into this campaign, and I’m very proud of the Conservative members who assisted me in gaining this momentous result.

“This result goes some way to addressing the current balance in the council. We can compete and we can win, and this is a message that goes out to the whole of Nottingham – vote for Conservatives, we can be there.”

Labour’s candidate declined to comment on the result.

RESULTS

Dave Bishop, Bus Pass Elvis Party – 46 votes – 1.67 percent

Kevin Clarke, Nottingham Independents – 307 votes – 11.17 percent

Kirsty Jones, Green Party – 64 votes – 2.32 percent

Rebecca Procter, Liberal Democrat – 92 – 3.35 percent

Shuguftah Quddoos, Labour Party – 928 – 33.77 percent

Roger Steel, Conservative Party – 1,311 – 47.7 percent

Turnout – 27 percent

 

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