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Conservatives win Cornwall Council by-election by just one vote

By RWhitehouse  |  Posted: July 18, 2014

Cornwall Council

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THE Conservative Party has won a Cornwall Council by-election - beating the Liberal Democrats into second place by just a single vote.

Peter Williams from Perranarworthal was elected to Cornwall Council for the Mabe, Perranarworthal and St Gluvias area in the election yesterday.

The Conservatives gained the seat which was previously held by UKIP whose councillor Michael Keogh resigned from the post in May saying he did so for a change in personal circumstances meant he could not spend as much time as he wanted as a councillor.

Mr Williams received 406 votes in the election while John Ault, for the Liberal Democrats, was a close second with 405.

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In third place was Peter Tisdale, UK Independence Party, with 271 votes and in fourth was Lind Hitchcox, Labour, with 107 votes. In fifth place was Mebyon Kernow's Karen Sumser-Lupson with 58 votes.

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  • IainS  |  July 20 2014, 7:42PM

    Good bye UKIP. You won't be missed.

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  • senseandsense  |  July 20 2014, 12:38PM

    Nick Farage for Prime Minister I'll drink to that

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  • rickoon  |  July 20 2014, 10:40AM

    "UKIP hasn't gone away and Cameron and Clegg will still lose the next election"…. But can Cornwall realistically survive without EU funding? Cornwall is awash with moneyed people, and they call the tune, the working classes are mere pawns and play out their part as unwittingly directed, thinking that the past and bygone days are their future, it suits the powers at be to encourage this illusion so people will think that they know their place, with no future only food banks and dole queues.

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  • eurosceptic  |  July 19 2014, 9:49PM

    All over the country voters are saying unrestricted migration is just one of the painful penalties of being in the EU. Mass migration of job seekers is destroying regional cultures. It puts pressure on land, jobs, housing, health-care, schools; our benefits system and creates high unemployment for our own school-leavers. UKIP hasn't gone away and Cameron and Clegg will still lose the next election.

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  • rickoon  |  July 19 2014, 7:26PM

    @ BustopBob. I don't want to be dismissive with anyone, but there comes a time when enough is enough and you childish individuals are too stupid for words……. http://tinyurl.com/klbt4lx

  • BustopBob  |  July 18 2014, 9:25PM

    The main objective here was to get rid of UKIP. This worked. I note the comment from 'rickoon' regarding MK. I would like to know what policies of MK are 'old fashioned'. It is appreciated that he is not in Cornwall, but let us hear his views.

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  • senseandsense  |  July 18 2014, 8:56PM

    pretty clear the UKIP bubble has burst

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  • break  |  July 18 2014, 6:30PM

    I demand a recount.

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  • rickoon  |  July 18 2014, 12:17PM

    Just one vote or 100, the people have had their say, a bit disappointing for Mebyon Kernow I bet, but not at all surprising with their old fashioned outlook on things.

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