Lib Dems celebrate Haverstock win

THREE Liberal Democrats won the Haverstock ward by-election last night, beating Labour into a close second. Councillors Jill Fraser and Matt Sanders held onto their seats and new councillor Rahel Bokth took the third seat for the Lib Dems. It brings their

THREE Liberal Democrats won the Haverstock ward by-election last night, beating Labour into a close second.

Councillors Jill Fraser and Matt Sanders held onto their seats and new councillor Rahel Bokth took the third seat for the Lib Dems.

It brings their numbers on the council to 13, making the party the official opposition to the majority Labour party.

The election was delayed after the death of Cllr Syed Hoque last month during his campaign for re-election.

Cllr Fraser said: "I love my voters. They are wonderful. It just shows that when you have two good councillors who work really hard the voters appreciate that.

"I want to thank everyone that made the effort to vote so close after the general election and came out and supported us."

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Rahel Bokth Liberal Democrats1291 Tom Copley Labour1202 Sabrina Francis Labour1257 Jill Fraser Liberal Democrats1462 Tim Frost Conservative250 Paul Grader Green240 Jane Adele Lawrie Green246 Robert Ricketts Conservative236 Matt Sanders Liberal Democrats1326 Joan Stally Conservative259 Sean Thompson Green181 Joynal Uddin Labour1114 Turnout36.23%