Labour holds Carholme ward in city council by-election

The Labour Party has strengthened its grip on power in City Hall after retaining the Carholme ward in the city council by-election.

Lucinda Preston received 922 votes and defeated Conservative candidate Kateryna Salvador, who received 368 votes.

The turnout was only 27.3% and there were 397 postal votes.

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Karen Lee, after she ousted Conservative Karl McCartney to become the city’s MP in June.

Labour currently has overall control of the council with 26 out of 33 councillors.

The Conservatives have six councillors and there is one Independent.

Below are the results in full:

  • Lucinda Preston (Labour) –  922 votes
  • Kateryna Salvador (Conservative) – 368 votes
  • Ben Loryman (Green) – 83 votes
  • James Brown (Liberal Democrat) – 82 votes

The Carholme Ward by-election count was held at City Hall. Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite