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Liberal Democrat wins council by-election in Uppingham

Stephen Lambert won Thursday’s by-election in Uppingham and has been elected as a Ward Member for Uppingham on Rutland County Council. The election was called following the resignation of Miranda Jones (Green Party) who moved out of the area.

With 661 votes, Stephen Lambert of the Liberal Democrats achieved more than twice the number of votes as second-placed Dave Ainslie (327 votes), who was standing as an independent, with Conservative Giles Clifton in third place (205 votes) and Phil Bourqui of Reform UK in fourth place (26 votes). There was an unusually high turnout for a council by-election of 39.42%.

This was the only election in Rutland on Thursday. The full Council elections in the county are due to take place in 2023.

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