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Lib Dems gain Eden Council seat in Penrith West

October 1, 2021 8:20 AM
Originally published by Penrith and the Border Liberal Democrats

The Lib Dems have won yet another Wealden Lib Dem logo ()byelection in the North West. This time it was in Penrith West for Eden District Council.

This is a two member ward which previously had one Lib Dem and one Conservative councillor; the vacancy was created by the resignation of the Conservative. Cllr Virginia Taylor is the other sitting member in the ward and she led an intensive campaign for our candidate - now Councillor - Roger Burgin.

The result - with changes from 2019 - was:

LibDem: 43.5% (+2.8)
Tory: 21.9% (-1.0)
Ind: 12.8% (+12.8)
Labour: 10.1% (-12.1)
Ind: 7.0% (+7.0)
Green: 4.8% (+4.8)

Total votes: 398