This Monday is the twentieth anniversary of the Newbury by-election, when Liberal Democrat David Rendel won the seat with a majority of 22,055.
Only the most committed anorak remembers the name of the Conservative candidate whom David Rendel defeated. It was Julian Davidson.
Today, almost twenty years after his defeat by David Rendel, Julian Davidson was defeated again by a Liberal Democrat. A glutton for punishment….
Here are the candidates and election results for the electoral division of Blackdown & Neroche
Candidate Party Votes
BOWER, Darrelle Anne Green Party 123
DAVIDSON, Julian Turner Conservative 988
HENLEY, Ross Longhurst Liberal Democrat 1035 Elected
RUST, Clive Mark UK Independence Party 566
SPEARS, Madeleine Labour 183