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Stunning result in Kingston by-election

July 20, 2015 10:00 AM

There was a stunning result in last week's by-election in Grove Ward, Kingston, where Lib Dem Jon Tolley was elected with a with a greatly increased majority majority of 889 votes over the Conservative candidate.

This represents a remarkable surge in support for the Liberal Democrats, as In the previous by-election in this ward, held on the same day as the General Election, the Lib Dem candidate had won by just 18 votes.

The result was:

  • Jon Tolley - Lib Dem - 1577

  • Conservative - 688

  • Labour - 223

  • Green - 88

  • UKIP - 58

The by-election was called following the sudden death of long-serving Lib Dem councillor Chrissie Hitchcock..