Lib Dems surge in Carholme Division by-election

14 Sep 2023
Carholme By election sept 2023

This September, residents across Carholme Division had their say in a county council by-election. The result saw the Lib Dems surge and support for Labour fall - the Conservative vote collapsed, falling to third place.

Liberal Democrat candidate James Brown, commented: “First and foremost, thank you to to all residents for a warm reception on doorsteps. My team and I really enjoyed hearing more about what matters to you. I’d like to congratulate Cllr Neil Murray on his election to the County Council, and pay tribute to outgoing councillor Rob Parker for his public service to Carholme over many decades".

“We had a great campaign, focused on fixing frontline services, cleaning up our community and fighting for a better deal from County & City Hall. We will continue working hard, and please get in touch with any local issues.”

Councillor Clare Smalley, Leader of the Lib Dems at City of Lincoln Council, commented: “This result is the clearest evidence that the Liberal Democrats are back in Lincoln. To go from 4% to 36% in just two years is a vote of confidence in the Liberal Democrats as the positive alternative to Labour’s shambolic management of City Hall and the Conservative’s equally poor record at County Hall. With the Conservatives imploding both locally and nationally, the Liberal Democrats are the real opposition to Labour in Lincoln.”

The full results of the election in Carholme Division (14th Sept 2023):

  • Labour: 896 (-9.8%)
  • Lib Dem: 680 (+32.5%)
  • Conservative: 150 (-16.5%)
  • TUSC: 74 (+2.3%)
  • Reform: 66 (+3.5%)


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