Labor takes over from Tories in Spelthorne Borough Council by-election

Labor replaced the Conservatives with Spelthorne Town Council after Jim McIlroy left.

Jon Button won 49% of the vote in the Stanwell North by-election on Wednesday February 23, beating his Conservative opponent by just 38 votes.

Cllr Button, who already took part in his first full council meeting, voting on the budget yesterday, said: “Thank you to everyone in Surrey and the London boroughs who came out to campaign for me.

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The results are:

Jon Button (Labour) – 605 votes

Michael Zenonos (local curators) – 567

Paul Couchman (Labour and Socialist Coalition) – 69

The participation rate was only 21%.

Mr McIlroy was elected in 2019 and left mid-term at the end of last year.

The 39 members of Spelthorne Borough Council now include: 17 Conservatives, seven Liberal Democrats, four United Spelthorne Group, three Independent Spelthorne Group, three Labor, two Independent Labor, two Greens and one unaffiliated Independent.

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