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SMALL MARGINS: Conservatives win Chorleywood council by-election by 22 votes

 Published on: 20th February 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Conservative Party has won an extra seat on Chorleywood Parish Council in the recent by-election on Thursday, January 19.

Anna Helen Al-Damluji earned 333 votes, just 22 more than Labour candidate Martin Waldron, who secured a total of 311 votes.

Councillor Al-Damluji will now take the Chorleywood South Ward seat vacated by former Liberal Democrat councillor Jack Biel, who resigned from his role in November last year.

Despite the seat having been previously occupied by the Liberal Democrats, the party decided not to put forward a candidate for this by-election.

Councillor Ciaran Reed, leader of the Conservatives in Three Rivers, said: “I am delighted by the result of the by-election. Anna is an excellent community champion and will be an asset to Chorleywood Parish Council.”

Councillor Stephen Cox, leader of the Labour Party in Three Rivers, said: “This was a sensational result and a dreadful one for the Conservatives who limped over the line in Chorleywood.”

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