Tories hold Stowmarket South

THE Conservatives held Stowmarket South in a by-election yesterday in the Suffolk County Council division of Stowmarket South, which became vacant following the death of Tory Keith Myers-Hewitt.

THE Conservatives held Stowmarket South in a by-election yesterday in the Suffolk County Council division of Stowmarket South, which became vacant following the death of Tory Keith Myers-Hewitt.

Labour crashed to fourth place behind the Liberal Democrats and the Greens.

The result was:

Anne Whybrow (Conservative) 733


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Keith Scarff (Liberal Democrat) 668

Brenda “Twiggy” Davis (Green Party) 354

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Duncan Macpherson (Labour) 337

Conservative majority: 65. Turnout: 29%

May 2005 result: Keith Myers-Hewitt (Con) 1,576; Ronald Snell (Lab) 1,446; Keith Scarff (LD) 1,036; Brenda “Twiggy” Davis (Green Party) 653. Conservative majority: 130. Con gain from Lab.

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