Tories hold seat

PUBLISHED: 14:37 01 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:50 11 May 2010

Graham Palmer - new councillor

Graham Palmer - new councillor

CONSERVATIVES have held the Meridian ward in a Royston Town Council by-election. Tory candidate Graham Palmer had a 115 vote majority over Liberal Democrat Lisa Thompson. The Labour candidate, Vaughan West, got 112 votes. The turn-out for the by-election

CONSERVATIVES have held the Meridian ward in a Royston Town Council by-election.

Tory candidate Graham Palmer had a 115 vote majority over Liberal Democrat Lisa Thompson.

The Labour candidate, Vaughan West, got 112 votes.

The turn-out for the by-election was 24 per cent.

In the build-up to the by-election there has been an issued over polling cards being sent to properties not in the ward.

This led to North Herts District Council hand-delivering a letter telling residents that although they had received polling card they could vote in the by-election.

The by-election was caused by the death of Cllr Peter Lill, who died from a massive heart attack on the last day as Mayor of Royston in May.

Result

Graham Palmer (Con) 562

Lisa Thompson (Lib Dem) 347

Vaughan West (Lab) 112

Poll 24 per cent

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