Double success for Lib Dems in Lewes Bridge by-elections

Lewes Bridge by-election victory celebrated by Lib Dems.  Will Elliott and Janet Baah with former MP Norman Baker and local campaigners for the UK to remain in Europe (photo submitted). SUS-160706-153723001
Lewes Bridge by-election victory celebrated by Lib Dems. Will Elliott and Janet Baah with former MP Norman Baker and local campaigners for the UK to remain in Europe (photo submitted). SUS-160706-153723001
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Two Lib Dem candidates were returned as councillors for the Lewes Bridge ward in both district and town council by-elections last week.

Will Elliott was elected to Lewes District Council, while Janet Baah is the newest councillor at Lewes Town Council.

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Mr Elliott, who is also a town councillor, said: “I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who voted for us and who helped in our campaign. The Lewes Post Office is still under threat of closure and Library opening hours may be slashed too - I will continue to work with residents and the Lewes Lib Dems for the Post Office services to be moved into the Library, if it cannot be kept where it is “.

Ms Baah, who has lived in Malling since 2001, added: “The Lib Dem team will continue with our record of action for Lewes Bridge and getting things done for local people. One of my priorities is to push for repairs to the Malling Community Centre this year as its a vital space for local people.”

She has been a member of Adult Social Care’s Inclusion Advisory Group since 2009, and a non executive Director of Breaking Down Barriers’ CIC for the past three years.

Mr Elliott, who works as a pub manager, was elected with 534 votes, 198 votes ahead of second place Green candidate Johnny Denis on a turnout of 34 per cent last Thursday (June 2).

Ms Baah received 498 votes, ahead of the Green Party’s Jo Carter, who polled 369 votes.

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