Conservative candidate elected in Sudbrooke after councillor’s death

Conservative Party candidate Bob Waller has secured the Sudbrooke ward seat on West Lindsey District Council following the death of councillor Stuart Curtis.

A by-election was held on Thursday, November 16 following the resignation of long-standing Conservative Councillor Curtis. He passed away after a battle with cancer.

The count took place at Sudbrooke Village Hall. The results were:

  • Bob Waller, Conservative 391 (69.6%)
  • Gareth Hart, Labour 171 (31.4%)

Turnout was 26.6% and the swing vote was 5.85% from the Conservatives to Labour.

On confirmation of the result, newly elected councillor Waller said: “I want to thank the Returning Officer, the polling station staff and all those that kept the polling stations open throughout this election.

“I am very grateful to everyone who has supported me with a special mention to my Agent, Giles McNeill who both worked tirelessly to make this win happen. It would not have been possible without the dozens of local volunteers who came out campaigning

“I am particularly grateful to my supportive wife Sue.

“I wish to thank everyone who has participated in today’s election and wish my opponent well.

“I will work hard for everyone across the Sudbrooke Ward in my new role as district councillor and I hope we can all come together to make this ward and West Lindsey a great place to live and work.”

Conservative Party Agent, Giles McNeill added: “A small increase in the share of votes for the Party is always very welcome. It is a credit to Bob, and a fitting final tribute to Stuart, that the Conservative vote has held up so strongly.”