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Lib Dem by-election successes

November 25, 2011 3:00 PM

Lib Dems in the South East celebrated a by-election win this week, after taking a seat from the Tories who were knocked into third place.

Alex Slater moved the Lib Dems up from third place to win the Hazlemere South seat of Wycombe District Council in Buckinghamshire. He polled 412 votes ahead of the UKIP candidate who came second with 365, pushing the Tories who had previously held the seat into third place with 228.

A Lib Dem candidate also pushed the Tories into third place in a by-election in the South-West.

In the Wendron seat of Cornwall County Council this week, John Martin polled 262 votes, ahead of the Tory candidate with 227. The seat, which was previously held by an Independent, went to the Cornish Nationalist party Mebyon Kernow who polled 427 votes.