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Stunning Lib Dem win in Westbury

July 13, 2018 1:00 PM

Cllr Josh CharlesLib Dems in Wiltshire are celebrating following another election victory with the election of Josh Charles to Westbury Town Council.

The by-election saw the Lib Dems win with over 40% of the vote, ahead of a sitting Conservative Wiltshire Unitary Councillor in second place with Labour trailing in third

Speaking after his election Josh Charles said, ""It's a fantastic result! I couldn't have done it without the support from my team and Cllr Gordon King who helped me out. Also, the supporters and deliverers who came out and knocked on doors and did all the fun campaigning stuff. I think the message really got through."

Josh, who is 23 years old and a recent graduate from university, where he studied politics, is new to the Westbury area, moving recently from Melksham. "I hope to bring energy to the council and views of a different perspective. I have the enthusiasm and the passion, which shows as I'm still standing after three weeks of campaigning! I'm hoping to shake things up a bit and get stuck in."

Full results

Westbury TC, Westbury West
Lib Dem Josh Charles 258; Conservative 223; Labour 156. Lib Dem GAIN from Independent.