There was a swing away from the Conservatives and towards the Liberal Democrats in the Tudor ward of North Kingston in the by-election on 16th October. The Conservatives retained their 24-year hold on the ward but the Lib Dem vote share went up by 10%. In addition, the Lib Dems were the only party to win more votes than last time. All other parties lost support.
Robin Meltzer, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate said:
"Our team of volunteers is very grateful to all the residents who supported us. This is a result of which local Lib Dem candidate Marilyn Mason can be proud. It moves the Lib Dems in the right direction in what used to be a very strong Conservative ward.
"Marilyn was a brilliant and authentic candidate who can be heartened by the number of people who came out to support her record of campaigning on the environment.
"Other parties talk about the environment a lot, but it's only the Liberal Democrats in Richmond Park and North Kingston who have a decades-long record of campaigning and action."
The complete results were:
The Conservative Party Candidate
Number of votes: 1062 (elected)
Marilyn Jane MASON
Number of votes: 725
Description: Labour Party
Number of votes: 314
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Number of votes: 269
Description: Green Party
Number of votes: 219