Friday, July 15, 2005

Lib Dems Hold Seat in By Election!

Well the first by election hold for the party since the Liberal Democrats became a party was won last night. Mark Hunter has succeeded Patsy Calton as MP for Cheadle. An increased share of the vote not bad for what was less than 3 months ago the number one Tory target seat in the country.

Labour also managed to lose their first deposit of the new parliament.

Here is the result in full:

Mark Hunter, Libel 19593 52.15% (+3.27%)
Stephen Day, Con 15936 42.42% (+2.02%)
Martin Miller, Lab 1739 4.62% (-4.16%)
Leslie Leggett, Veritas 218 0.58%
John Allman, CDem 81 0.21%
Total 37567 55.20%
Lib Dem Majority 3657 9.73%
Lib Dem Hold
Swing from Conservative to Lib Dem of 0.63%

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