Lib Dems Storm to Hookstone Victory

by billhoult on 20 July, 2014

In a byelection in the Hookstone ward of Harrogate caused by the untimely death of the sitting Liberal Democrat councillor Reg Marsh, Clare Skardon the new Liberal Democrat Candidate held the seat with an increased majority.

The win was more impressive in that not only did the Tory and UKIP vote decline but the their combined vote was still less than Clare’s which trashed the usual excuse by the Tories that “UKIP stole our vote and let the Lib Dems in.”

The result was as follows

Clare Skardon (Lib Dem)  886

Conservative  551

UKIP   206

Labour   71

Majority 335

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