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Shepway tories jubilant after by-election win

Contributed by admin on Apr 23, 2004 - 05:58 AM

SHEPWAY TORIES JUBILANT AFTER BY-ELECTION WIN

Shepway voters dealt a devastating blow to the Liberal Democrats after their first year in office at Shepway District Council.


In the Folkestone East by-election there was a massive 33% swing to the Conservative Party.

On hearing the result, winning candidate Alan North said "As o­ne person said; in the past twelve months we gave them a chance and they've blown it."


The full results:


Alan North Conservative 575 (52.46%)
Stephen Makins Labour169 (15.42%)
Emily Jane Sanger Liberal Democrat 352 (32.12%)
Majority 223

This was the first election in Michael Howard's constituency since he became Leader.  On hearing the news he said it was "terrific".
 
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  1. https://localrags.co.uk/https://localrags.co.uk/index.php/Printer/2004/4/23/shepway-tories-jubilant-after-by-election-win/