The by election, held on Thursday 29th November 2018, for the vacant Aylesbury North West seat on Buckinghamshire County Council was won by Anders Christensen (Liberal Democrat) with a majority of 147.
The by-election was held following the resignation of sitting member Martin Farrow, who was first elected to the County Council in May 2017.
Anders Christensen stood against three other candidates who were Liz Hind (Labour), Ashley Waite (Conservative) and Mark Wheeler (Green).
The result of the poll was as follows:
- Anders Carl Christensen, Liberal Democrat: 654 votes (39.3% of vote)
- Ashley Waite, Conservative: 507 votes (30.5% of vote)
- Liz Hind, Labour: 426 votes (25.6% of vote)
- Mark Wheeler, Green: 77 votes (4.6% of vote)
The turnout was 17.9%.
Full details on the by-election result can be found on the Buckinghamshire County Council website at https://democracy.buckscc.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?ID=317&RPID=87640121.
Anders Christensen has lived in Aylesbury for over 25 years and works as a Project Manager in the insurance industry. He became active in local politics initially via his Parish Council and has gone on to also serve as an Aylesbury Vale district councillor.
Returning Officer Sarah Ashmead said: ‘Everybody uses the County Council’s services in some way each day, so I’m pleased people in the Aylesbury North West division have exercised their democratic right to elect the councillor they want to represent them and to help make important decisions about millions of pounds of public services provided across Buckinghamshire.‘
Following the by-election the 49 seats on Buckinghamshire County Council are made up as follows :
- 41 Conservatives
- 4 Liberal Democrats
- 1 East Wycombe Independent
- 1 Labour
- 1 Independent
There is currently one vacancy in the Totteridge and Bowerdean division.