Lib Dems win second by-election in a row

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Christoph Von Kurthy SUS-160129-105400001

Liberal Democrats in Newhaven and across Lewes District are celebrating after winning their second council by-election in a row.

Lib Dem candidate Christoph Von Kurthy held the Newhaven Valley Ward on Newhaven Town Council with 46 per cent of the vote. The full results in Newhaven were: Liberal Democrat 213, UKIP 90, Conservative 82, Labour 60, Independent 14, Green 11.

Cllr Darren Grover, Leader of the Lib Dem Group on Newhaven Town Council, said: “We have a great local team here in Newhaven and we are delighted to see Christoph getting such a good result.

“This is another good win and shows that the local Lib Dem fight back is well underway.”

This result follows the election of Cllr Isabelle Murray onto Seaford Town Council at the previous by-election in July, when she gained a seat from the Conservatives.

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