The results from yesterday’s by-elections are in.  Labour candidate, Sarah Adams, held St John’s division with an increased majority and an increased share of the vote. 

Elsewhere in the County, Labour won Sudbury South on Babergh District Council by a single vote.

Sarah Adams and Sandy Martin outside Endeavour House
Sarah Adams and Sandy Martin outside Endeavour House

Full result:

LABOUR: 1247 votes  62.9% (+5.3)
CONSERVATIVE: 483 votes  24.4% (-7.3)
LIBDEM: 200 votes  10.1% (+5.1)
GREEN: 52 votes  2.6% (-3.1)

Labour HOLD, with increased majority and 6.3% swing from the Conservatives.

The by-election was caused by Sandy Martin resigning the seat he has represented for more than 20 years, following his election as Ipswich’s Member of Parliament at the recent General Election.  

Thank you to everyone who voted to elect a new councillor for St John’s division yesterday.  Sarah is proud to serve you as your new county councillor.

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