Very well done indeed to Denise Gaines for slashing the Tory majority from 338 votes in 2011 to 59 votes last night in the Hungerford by-election for the vacant seat on West Berkshire Council caused by the sad death of David Holtby. Denise proved herself to be a superb candidate, and the team worked unbelievably hard. As young Mr Grace used to say:
You’ve all done very well!
2011 Hungerford – results
Election Candidate Party Votes %
Paul Owen Hewer Conservative 1315 33% Elected
David John Holtby Conservative 1178 29% Elected
Denise Anne Gaines Liberal Democrat 840 21% Not elected
Rhona Anne Sherwood Liberal Democrat 711 18% Not elected