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Bye-election result

September 16, 2011

In spite of the most hard fought campaign in the ward’s recent history, the turn out of voters in the bye-election was the lowest in its recent history, at 31.6%.

This undoubtedly helped the Liberal Democrat candidate secure election with a majority of 102.

The figures were

Lib Dem   997

Nick Kilby (Con)  895

Labour     349

CPA            171

Green           81

Ind                21

4 Comments leave one →
  1. bridget permalink
    September 16, 2011 10:39 am

    So sorry for the wrong result. As I have said before this area has been turned into flat land along with many people not yet speaking English both of whom may not have been registered to vote or bothered to vote.
    I just wish you had been able to print the lies in the Surrey Comet rather than just on here which after all is mainly Conservative readers

    • September 16, 2011 2:18 pm

      I’m pretty sure the Lib Dems read this blog assiduously. The Comet also certainly used to. However the story of what the Comet will and will not publish that is at all critical of the Lib Dems or revealing of their tactics is a crucial part of the political history of Kingston during the past 25 years.
      I did write them a letter for publication a couple of weeks ago quoting the passages from the Lib Dem campaign guide which I have posted here twice. It has never seen the light of day. And this wasn’t the first time this has happened by any means.
      There’s a doctoral thesis for an aspiring graduate in History and/or Politics in this story.

  2. Benedict permalink
    September 17, 2011 9:45 am

    If Nick Kilby had spent less time posing by every street sign, he might have won!

    • September 21, 2011 2:33 pm

      This is so silly that I toyed for a long time with the idea of sparing your blushes by not approving it. For your info, Nick campaigned for many hours every day during a long campaign. This included at weekends. However, you do highlight one fact – Nick canvassed in every street in the ward more than once during the campaign. Can any of the other candidates say the same?

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