Southwark Council
Rotherhithe by-election
Thursday 9 October 2008

news from Rotherhithe and Surrey Docks Labour Party
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Southwark Labour Party

Labour vote increases in Rotherhithe,

In the 9 October 2008 Rotherhithe by-electionto fill a vacant seat on Southwark Council covering the western half of the peninsula, our candidate Kath Whittam won more votes for Labour when compared with the 2006 elections, despite the lower turnout.  2006 had seen an increase in turn on the 2002 elections, which was the first time the ward was contested on its current boundaries.  This means the October 2008 result was a new record for the Labour Party in Rotherhithe Ward. 

Our thanks to everybody who voted for Kath as the Labour Party candidate.

The Tories saw their number of votes fall while the Greens did not put up a candidate.  The full result was

 Loanna Morrison Conservative 255 votes
Wilma Veronica Nelson Liberal Democrat 1,149 votes
Kath Whittam Labour Party
618 votes

15 votes

Turnout 23.8%

Southwark Council listing of results

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