Friday, 13 February 2009

Local Hero wins by-election for Lib Dems

The by-election for a seat on Sodbury Town Council has been won for the Liberal Democrats by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Jobbins, a holder of the Military Medal, who received more than half the vote.

The vacancy was due to the resignation of a Conservative councillor, and the election was called by the Green Party.

Col Jobbins commented "I am very pleased by this substantial vote of confidence. I hope to live up to voters' expectations and I will work for the town of Chipping Sodbury and all its people"

Steve Webb MP described the result as excellent and said "I look forward to working with Paul on Sodbury issues".

The detailed results were:
Paul Jobbins, Liberal Democrat Focus Team, 342 votes.
Deborah Newman, Conservative Party, 274 votes.
Desley Radmall, Green Party, 30 votes.
Turnout 37%
Photo - Lt Col Paul Jobbins after the result of the election was declared.

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