Lib Dems celebrate victory in Burbage by-election
The Lib Dems came out on top in a close by-election in Burbage. In the election for a new Parish Councillor for Burbage Stretton Ward held on Thursday, Lib Dem Paul Williams secured victory by just 18 votes.
The by-election was caused by the death of long serving Burbage Councillor David Inman.
The new Councillor Paul Williams said "A big thank you to everyone who supported me in the election. Having spoken to many residents it's clear the main issues they want tackling are problems with speeding and inappropriate parking in parts of the village. There are also concerns about the scale of development and the lack of services to go with the developments."
Lib Dem parliamentary spokesman for Bosworth Councillor Michael Mullaney said "This is a great result for the local Lib Dem team. Last month we secured a huge swing to the Lib Dems in the Burbage, Sketchley and Stretton Borough Council by-election cutting the Tory majority from 500 to just 37. Now we have won this election in Burbage. Many people are unhappy with the record of the Conservative government and Councils and these results show they are backing the Lib Dems as the main alternative locally. Labour came a distant third in the Burbage Stretton by-election."
The result of the election held on November 16th for the Burbage Stretton Ward was
Paul Williams Lib Dem 260
Simon Walker Conservative 242
Debbie Wilbur Labour 103
Lib Dem majority of 18