Well done to our candidate Simon Bellord who polled 17% of the vote in Thursday's by-election in Brockhurst, Gosport. Although it was always a Lib Dem safe seat, Simon did well to poll more than twice the Labour vote, and was just a 25-vote swing behind the Tories.
Simon fought a very hard campaign against the major parties, with the Lib Dems and Tories bringing in dozens of activists from surrounding areas. Simon leafleted the ward almost five times over with five different leaflet designs, and deserves huge credit for such a hard fought campaign.
The final results were: Lib Dems 52%; Conservatives 23%, Union & Sovereignty 17%, Labour 8%. The breakdown is available here on the Gosport Council website.