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Guildford Tories Hold On To Ash South & Tongham Seat In By-election

Published on: 4 Dec, 2015
Updated on: 4 Dec, 2015

Guildford’s Conservatives have held on to the vacant Ash South & Tongham ward seat on the borough council with Andrew Gomm polling 54o votes.

Liberal Democrat Alan Hilliar came closest with 286 votes.

Kyle Greaves representing UKIP polled 153 votes, followed by the Guildford Greenbelt Group’s Ramsey Nagaty with 145 votes, and Labour’s George Dokimakis with 125 votes.

The by-election was held on Thursday, December 3, and the turn out of those eligible to vote was 20.8%.

Paperwork showing votes cast.

Paperwork showing votes cast.

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Responses to Guildford Tories Hold On To Ash South & Tongham Seat In By-election

  1. Brian Miller Reply

    December 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    No real surprise with the result.

    What is most disturbing is the 20.8% turnout.

    Is it due to the circumstances surrounding the by-election or, even worse, apathy coming to the Guildford area?

    We expect inner-cities to have very low turnouts, but are we beginning to see familiar national trends with the electorate not bothering to even register a protest vote?

    The weather was good, and surely no one can complain if the council continue with “business as usual”.

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