Labour has won all three by-elections held in Cornwall yesterday. Jayne Kirkham has been elected to Cornwall Council for the Falmouth Smithick ward, Louise Colney elected to Falmouth Town Council for Smithick and Alana Bates won the vacant seat on Penzance Town Council in the Penzance East ward.
Labour increased their majority at all three counts.
Tim Dwelly, Leader of the Labour Group on Cornwall Council hailed the victories
“We’re delighted” he said last night “These wins were all bigger than anyone expected. The three winning women were up against strong campaigns in both Falmouth and Penzance. The results prove that Labour is now the opposition to the Conservatives in Cornwall.”
Falmouth Smithick (Cornwall Council)
Jayne Kirkham Labour 643 votes.
John Spargo LibDems 184,
Richard Cunningham Conservative 184
Tom Scott Greens 57
Falmouth Smithick (Falmouth Town Council)
Louise Coley Labour 583 votes.
Jeff Muir LibDems 202,
Richard Cunningham Conservative 181
Tom Scott Greens 99.
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Penzance East by-election results:
Bates, Alana (Labour) – 443 (56%) ELECTED
Morris, William (Green) – 93 (12%)
Wood, Tamsin (Lib Dem) – 251 (32%)
Spoilt – 3