Tories win by-election

THE Conservatives have won the Chineham by-election.

Paul Miller romped home, securing 898 of the 1,426 valid votes cast. His closest rival was Liberal Democrat Liam Elvish, with 249 votes.

Independent Jo Walke secured 163 votes to push Labour's Simon Broad, with 98 votes, into fourth place.

The election was called after the resignation of Conservative John Downes following a violent attack he was subjected to in Guildford last year.

For more on this story see Monday's Gazette.

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6:38pm Fri 16 Oct 09

Town Guard says...

And what happend to the Basingstoke First Community Party x-Factor candidate given two big plugs in the Gazette ? Last place with 18 votes.
And what happend to the Basingstoke First Community Party x-Factor candidate given two big plugs in the Gazette ? Last place with 18 votes. Town Guard
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12:29pm Sat 17 Oct 09

Jo Walke says...

Just a quick thank you to all who chose to place their vote for me and to let you know that your support was very much appreciated.

It was my first time ever as a candidate and I have learn't a great deal.
I'd just like to say that I think the presiding officers/electoral services did a really great, smooth job in overseeing the election and that the number of hours the team put into such days should not be forgotten.

Very kind regards,

Jo
Just a quick thank you to all who chose to place their vote for me and to let you know that your support was very much appreciated. It was my first time ever as a candidate and I have learn't a great deal. I'd just like to say that I think the presiding officers/electoral services did a really great, smooth job in overseeing the election and that the number of hours the team put into such days should not be forgotten. Very kind regards, Jo Jo Walke
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2:28pm Sat 17 Oct 09

R_Johnson says...

Well done Jo. Still polled neary 2x as much as Labour. Not so long ago the Labour Popley Five were mocking you standing.....
Well done Jo. Still polled neary 2x as much as Labour. Not so long ago the Labour Popley Five were mocking you standing..... R_Johnson
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12:11am Sun 18 Oct 09

M Barnes says...

Well done to all. Shame about only the 21.08% turnout. Maybe the ture victory was apathy...maybe?
Well done to all. Shame about only the 21.08% turnout. Maybe the ture victory was apathy...maybe? M Barnes
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2:14pm Mon 19 Oct 09

ChinehamIan says...

Labout in 4th place, now that IS truly satisfying to see.
Labout in 4th place, now that IS truly satisfying to see. ChinehamIan
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2:40pm Mon 19 Oct 09

ChinehamIan says...

Let's just hope we have a good wide selection of candidates next May....and not just the usual 3 mainstream parties. Let's have a UKIP candidate and dare I even mention another party.....
Let's just hope we have a good wide selection of candidates next May....and not just the usual 3 mainstream parties. Let's have a UKIP candidate and dare I even mention another party..... ChinehamIan
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11:25pm Mon 19 Oct 09

vernonbutcher says...

ChinehamIan

We HAVE been roundly failed by our politicians and they deserve to be slated. Democracy in this country may be on the line. It may seem far-fetched but we lurch from one set of deceitful lying toads to another. They always stay in power though unless this cycle is broken nothing will truly change. How can a country be democratic when two thirds of the electorate do not bother to vote?

ChinehamIan We HAVE been roundly failed by our politicians and they deserve to be slated. Democracy in this country may be on the line. It may seem far-fetched but we lurch from one set of deceitful lying toads to another. They always stay in power though unless this cycle is broken nothing will truly change. How can a country be democratic when two thirds of the electorate do not bother to vote? vernonbutcher
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