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Articles: Shepway by-election

Contributed by localrags on Oct 03, 2003 - 08:15 AM

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LIBDEMS MAKE MORE GAINS IN SHEPWAY
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Shepway District Council has another Liberal Democrat councillor after two by-elections o­n Thursday (2 October).

Ann Birchmore took the New Romney Coast seat from the Conservatives while Simon Ashworth held the Romney Marsh ward for the Tories.

One of the by-elections was held after councillor John Paine was killed in a shooting incident which also caused the death of his son.

The results gives the Liberal Democrats 30 seats o­n the council with the Conservatives having 15 and Labour o­ne.

The results were as follows

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Romney Marsh Ward

ASHWORTH Simon Maurice The Conservative Party Candidate 349 ELECTED

CIRKET Adrian Labour Party Candidate 68

OILLER Sylvia Pamela Liberal Democrat 273

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New Romney Coast Ward

BIRCHMORE Ann Frances Liberal Democrat 550 ELECTED

MORGAN Derek John Peter The Conservative Party Candidate 502

RYDER Albert Frederick Labour Party 91