Liberal Democrat Alex Slater has won the Hazlemere South By-Election increasing the Lib Dem share of the vote by 19%.
Cllr Slater said: “It hasn’t sunk in yet. I will fulfil my pledges to the electorate who came out and voted for me. I will continue campaigning for a 20mph speed limit on Rose Avenue and push to solve the parking problems outside the schools in the area, you can sign my Twenty is Plenty petition here I would like to thank local residents for electing me, it is a great honour to represent you.”
LD Alex Slater 412 – 37.7%
UKIP 365 – 33.4%
Con 228 – 20.9%
Lab 88 – 8.1%
Campaign Organiser Ian Morton said “It was a stunning result achieved through a combination of hard work, great teamwork and a good local candidate with a proven track record of working for Hazlemere. It has been a tough period for the Liberal Democrats but this result shows that where we work hard for our communities and communicate well we are capable of winning any safe seat. I hope this result gives heart to the many Liberal Democrat campaigners across the country who have had a tough time of late, we are still very much in the game”