North West Hampshire Liberal Democrats are celebrating another by-election victory following their success in Baughurst on Thursday. The by-election for a seat on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council previously held by the Tories was won by local Lib Dem candidate Michael Bound. The result means Basingstoke Conservatives have lost overall control of the borough council and survive in power only on the vote of one independant councillor. This the third election in as many months when local Tories have failed to make any impact despite heavy campaigning. The previous elections were in Whitchurch (Basingstoke and Deane BC) and Romsey (Test Valley BC). Full results from Baughurst are as follows.
Michael Bound (Liberal Democrat) 428
Zoe Wheddon (Conservative) 368
Liberal Democrat majority 60, turnout 40%.