|Photo: Charlie Davis (right) just declared winner; Simon Peirce, on left with Eltham's Clive Efford MP|
The Eltham North (Greenwich) results:
Browne (Green) - 110. 3.5% (-6.0)
Davis (Con) - 1335. 42.2% (+10.6) 1st
Macaulay (LD) - 279. 8.8% (+5.5)
Peirce (Lab) -
Ray (UKIP) - 160. 5.1% (-14.5)
Reflecting the previous ward election results, the 1st and 2nd candidates came nail-bitingly close with only
Notably, the UKIP vote collapsed from 1,221 in 2014 to 160 this time and the Lib Dems show no sign of a come back. (see Comments below)
Cllr Davis will have his hands full with the current list of issues being raised by Eltham residents.
We can all now get back to being aghast at the American election results or starting Christmas shopping...
My posts on the lead up to this by-election here:
"Let's make Westmount Rd great again" or the Eltham North by-election
Eltham North by-election 2016: candidates declared
Who will 'Wynn' it? Eltham North by-election coming up
*NEXT DAY UPDATE:
This post originally published at 11/11/16 12.45am had the first candidate winning by 56 votes.
I took the figures from the Royal Greenwich twitter feed (as did a number of media outlets I see). But different and, as it turned out, correct figures were posted later on the Council website – the Labour candidate had in fact won 1,297 votes therefore the difference between 1st and 2nd candidates was even closer at 38. So there you have it. Thanks to 'Anonymous' in the comments.
Here’s the confirmation from Twitter:
and the website: