Swanley & District Labour Party failed to win any seats in the three local by-elections. The Tories held on to all three seats.
Jackie Griffiths, in Christchurch & Swanley Village, increased our share of the vote from 11% to 30% a real improvement. Jim in White Oak lost the Town by only 15 votes from the Tory, but came in third just after Mr Woodbridge, the Lib Dem, who lost by one vote.
We came third in the County, trailing by 200 votes with only 31% of the vote.
Swanley & District Labour Party would like to send a big thank you to all three candidates, and for all the people who helped us in the campaign. Our candidates and supporters worked extremely hard.
Obviously we are all disappointed with the result and the extremely low turnout of 20%. We would urge all our supporters to join the Labour Party. We will discuss how we can build upon our achievements, improve and ensure we mobilise our base for the County election coming up in May.
Summary of Results
Kent County Council
(Covering St.Mary’, White Oak and Hextable wards)
Lib. Dem. 362
Sevenoaks District Council
(Christchurch & Swanley Village Ward)
Lib. Dem. 183
Swanley Town Council
(White Oak Ward)
Lib. Dem. 318