Big win for Lib Dems in Vassall by-election

Liberal Democrat Steve Bradley has won the Vassall by-election held on 20 March. He was elected with over 50% of the vote and with a 12% swing to the Liberal Democrats.

Newly elected Councillor Steve Bradley said, "I would like to thank people of Vassall for giving me the chance to be their representative at the Town Hall.

"On the doorsteps, people said to me, 'It's time for a change.' The message is clear - Labour are on the way out."

Caroline Pidgeon, Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson for Vauxhall, said, "I am really proud to have helped out in Steve's campaign. He will fight hard in the Town Hall on the issues that matter to Vassall residents - the neglect of the area by the Labour council, the high crime rate and the high council tax which rises and rises.

"If the swing in Vassall were repeated across Lambeth, the Lib Dems would run Lambeth council, represent Lambeth and Southwark on the London Assembly, and represent both Vauxhall and Streatham in the House of Commons.

"The result of this election shows Lambeth has had enough of Labour."

The final results are as follows:

Steve Bradley, Liberal Democrat 1,209 (50.4%)
Labour 859 (35.8%)
Conservative 206 (8.6%)
Green 109 (4.5%)
English Democrat 8 (0.3%)
Independent 7 (0.3%)
(Turnout 25.9%)

Photo: Caroline with new councillor Steve Bradley