Double Victory for Conservatives in Local By-Election Contests

Local conservatives have celebrated a double, landslide success in two by-elections held for the Nettleham and Saxilby Division of Lincolnshire County Council and the Nettleham Ward of West Lindsey District Council.

Jackie Brockway, Conservative, triumphed in the Lincolnshire County Council contest while colleage Giles McNeill won for the Conservatives a seat on West Lindsey District Council. The seats have not been in Conservative hands since 1981 and 1983 respectively

Nettleham & Saxilby Division Result

Nettleham and Saxilby Division
Lincolnshire County Council

Jackie Brockway, Conservative 1,026 (43.36%)
Charles Shaw, Liberal Demcrat600 (25.36%)
Howard Thompson, UKIP266 (11.24%)
Richard Coupland, Labour257 (10.86%)
David Watson, Lincolnshire Independent196 (8.28%)
Elliott Fountain, English Democrat21 (0.89%)
Turnout: 2,378 (27.98%)

Swing: 22.2% from the Liberal Democrats to the Conservatives

Nettleham Ward Result

Nettleham Ward

West Lindsey District Council

Giles McNeill, Conservative565 (45.02%)
Guy Grainger, Liberal Demcrat513 (40.88%)
Howard Thompson, UKIP177 (14.10%)

Turnout: 1,270 (31.63%)

Swing: 15.3% from the Liberal Democrats to the Conservatives