Labour wins Worcester City Council by-election
Elaine Willmore has won the by-election in the Nunnery ward of Worcester City Council for the Labour party.
The by-election was called following the death of Councillor Simon Cronin, who won the seat on 4 May this year with a majority of 330.
The full results of the by-election are:
- Scott Butler (Liberal Democrat) – 102 votes
- David Carney (independent) – 88 votes
- Allah Ditta (Conservative) – 518 votes
- Elaine Willmore (Labour) – 1,048 votes
The turnout was 26.48%
The result means that Worcester City Council now has a full complement of 35 councillors. The political balance of the Council is:
- Labour - 13
- Green - 10
- Conservative - 8
- Liberal Democrat - 4
Worcester City Council currently holds annual elections, with one third of the Council's 35 councillors facing the polls each year.
In May 2024, Worcester City Council will move to a new system of all-out elections, which means that Cllr Elaine Willmore's term will only last until that date.