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Capp wins in Amesbury

May 8, 2016 11:55 AM

Jamie CappWiltshire Liberal Democrats produced a shock by-election result on May 5th as candidate Jamie Capp won Amesbury East by five votes. The 20-year-old former Stonehenge School pupil swept to victory in a seat not even contested by the party three years ago. He secured just over a quarter of the votes (25.7 per cent), beating the Conservative into second place.

"All we could do was go out there and make our case," said newly elected Cllr Jamie Capp who now ranks as one of the youngest councillors in the country, "we spent the last 6 weeks talking to residents and trying to show them how hard I would work."

"It is a huge honour to be elected to represent the community I have lived in for 15 years and hopefully I can represent it effectively on Wiltshire Council."

"I want to thank the returning staff, the count staff and all candidates and agents for a tough fight, now though it is time to get on with the real work."

Jamie's priorities including standing up for Amesbury against the scorched earth policy he and fellow Lib Dems feel is being pursued towards local services such as youth and bus services.

Here is the result of the Amesbury East by-election, which was caused by the resignation of the previous Conservative councillor.

Jamie Capp (Lib Dem): 361 (25.7%)

Cons: 356 (25.4%)

Ind: 292 (20%)

UKIP: 217 (15.5%)

Lab: 133 (9.5%)

Green: 60 (4.2%)

Lib Dem gain