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Tory Jacqueline Brockway wins Lincolnshire County Council by-election for Nettleham and Saxilby

By SMorris_LE  |  Posted: September 07, 2012

Jackie Brockway

Jacqueline Brockway

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Conservative Jacqueline Brockway has won the Lincolnshire County Council seat for Nettleham and Saxilby after claiming almost half of the vote.

Charles Shaw finished a disappointing second for the Liberal Democrats. The seat was previously held by the party before the death of Ray Sellars.

In another impressive night for UKIP, Howard Thompson finished third, pipping Richard Coupland of Labour.

There were a total of 2,378 votes cast in a turnout of 28 per cent.

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FULL RESULTS

Jacqueline Brockway (Conservatives) 1,026

Charles Shaw (Liberal Democrats) 600

Howard Thompson (UKIP) 266

Richard Coupland (Labour) 257

David Watson (Independent) 196

Elliott Fountain (English Democrats) 21

Rejected papers 12

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  • impetuous  |  September 18 2012, 7:19PM

    What astounds me is why the people of Lincolnshire continue to vote for the party that really does not give a toss about it because the people will always vote for them. Bloody sheep!

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  • Mr_Sneer  |  September 08 2012, 6:26PM

    Hahahaha! When Labour narrowly won a recent council by-election with an equally small turnout, their shills both on here and elsewhere were all trumpeting the result as a great win and a damning condemnation of the coalition. Now that they've come fourth behind UKIP and the Lib Dems... sorry, I'm just going to have to say that again for the pure comedy value... now that LABOUR has come FOURTH BEHIND UKIP and the LIB DEMS, it's not really a proper result because it's all down to the area and voter apathy :D :D :D However, congratulations must definitely go to the English Democrats for nearly gaining twice as many votes there were spoiled ballots... cracking stuff!

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  • Bicksy  |  September 08 2012, 11:52AM

    Apathy, ambivalance, many ways of putting it. Whilst I speak for no one else but myself, in my view, common sense, procrastination, political correctness and self centred pompous greed is high on my list of reasons why I would be part of that 86% if I lived in that area. I've been fleeced all of my working life whilst watching people and countries laugh in my face whilst they take their free handouts and will not put a cross against anyone's name, person or party, and encourage them to shaft me at every turn - none of them ever deal with it, therefore, that's the reason why I'm out!

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  • West_Lindsey  |  September 08 2012, 11:11AM

    Liberal or Conservative, ConDem, all the same really. The vote share showing the apathy which is exploited to the detriment of the voting public. As said many times you get what you vote or don't vote for, in this case ending up with more failing services for vulnerable children and the elderly. this will remain the legacy of this appalling, and inept County Council.

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  • Bill_Door  |  September 07 2012, 9:57PM

    I don't suppose many people have noticed but RG is standing in some non-event for Police Commissioner. Anyone remember the original tv series of Batman with Adam West? There was a Police Commissioner in that, whenever things got a bit pear-shaped he shone a symbolic light on the clouds.s

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  • Saxilby_Mick  |  September 07 2012, 9:51PM

    This is the same Jackie Brockway who was elected as a Liberal Democrat member for West Lindsey - but then changed her alleigance to the Conservatives in 2009 . An apathetic electorate have voted for a politician who likes to run with the fox and hunt wth the hounds

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  • Andy612  |  September 07 2012, 4:47PM

    "Huge win??" Almost half of a vote in which only 28% of the electorate could be bothered to turn out is not an overwhelming victory at all. Spun around the result says that 86% of people in the constituency either didn't want her as a representative or they couldn't care less who represents them. This simply shows the ambivilance people now have toward a generally uninspiring crop of politicians at all levels.

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  • RG_Davies  |  September 07 2012, 7:44AM

    Huge win for the local candidate - well done Jacky!

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  • InsideStory  |  September 07 2012, 5:37AM

    This is of no surprise considering the area which the by-election took place.

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