Liberal Democrats Surge Into Second Place in Witney By-Election

The Liberal Democrats have over-taken Labour in the Witney by-election, caused by the former Prime Minister David Cameron standing down from the House of Commons.

Robert Courts, a 37-year old barrister, held the seat for the Conservatives, with a strong increase in votes for the Liberal Democrats.

Robert Courts (Con) – 17,313 (45.02%)
Liz Leffman (Lib Dem) – 11,611 (30.19%)
Duncan Enright (Lab) – 5,765 (14.99%)
Larry Sanders (Green) – 1,363 (3.54%)
Dickie Bird (UKIP) – 1,354 (3.52%)
Dr Helen Salisbury (NHAP) – 433 (1.13%)
Daniel Skidmore (Ind) – 151 (0.39%)
Mad Hatter (Loony) – 129 (0.34%)
Nicholas Ward (Ind) – 93 (0.24%)
David Bishop (Bus Pass Elvis) – 61 (0.16%)
Lord Toby Jug (Eccentric) – 59 (0.15%)
Winston McKenzie (Eng Dem) – 52 (0.14%)
Emilia Arno (Love) – 44 (0.11%)
Adam Knight (Ind) – 27 (0.07%)