Sunday, 9 December 2012

Gwinear, Gwithian and St Erth by-election result

The latest by-election for a seat on Cornwall Council has returned a Conservative.

The winner was former Penwith District Councillor Anthony Pascoe, who out-polled two prominent local independents who came second and third.

MK put forward John Gillingham, who polled 6.2% of the vote. This was John’s first-ever election campaign and he was also MK’s first council candidate in this area since the 1970s.

John worked extremely hard and I would like to congratulate him and his team for their efforts. I understand they were very well-received on the doorstep, though sadly this did not translate into more votes.

The full result was as follows:

Anthony Pascoe (Conservative) – 332 (35.3%; down 2.8%)
Sheila Furneaux (Independent) – 167 (17.7%; down 16.4%)
Michael Roberts (Independent) – 163 (17.3%; up 17.3%)
Yvonne Bates (Liberal Democrats) – 121 (12.9%; down 9.3%)
Malcolm Hurst (Labour) – 76 (8.1%; up 2.5%)
John Gillingham (Mebyon Kernow) – 58 (6.2%; up 6.2%)
Derek Elliott (Independent) – 24 (2.6%; up 2.6%)

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