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Results of the Totteridge & Bowerdean Division by-election in High Wycombe held on Thu 7th Feb 2019

| February 8, 2019

The results of the Totteridge and Bowerdean Division by-election in High Wycombe held on Thursday 7th February 2019 have been announced.

The result of the by-election was as follows :

Candidate Party Votes
Israr Rashid Labour 978 40.8%
Matt Knight East Wycombe Independent 668 27.8%
Ben James Holkham Liberal Democrat 508 21.2%
Richard David Peters Conservative 245 10.2%

Israr Rashid (Labour) was elected to the Totteridge and Bowerdean Division seat on Buckinghamshire County Council with 978 votes or 40.8% of the total votes cast.

The total number of ballot papers issued was 2,407, the number of ballot papers rejected was 8 and the turnout was 30.2% with 2,399 votes being cast from an electorate in the Totteridge & Bowerdean Division of 7,968.

Returning Officer Sarah Ashmead said: ‘I would like to thank all candidates who have participated in this by-election, their time and effort is very much appreciated. I would also like to thank colleagues at Wycombe District Council for their hard work in running an effective by-election.

Following this by-election the 49 seats on Buckinghamshire County Council are made up of :

  • 41 Conservatives
  • 4 Liberal Democrat
  • 2 Labour
  • 1 East Wycombe Independent
  • 1 Independent

The seat became vacant following the sad passing of Chaudhary Ditta in November 2018.

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