8 June 2019
The constituency went to the polls on Thursday 6th June. The result was announced just after 2am on the 7th June. Here is Cllr Julie Howell speaking to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire as the result was being declared at Kingsgate.
The full results were:
Lisa Forbes, Labour Party 10,484
Mike Greene, Brexit Party 9,801
Paul Bristow, Conservative Party 7,243
Beki Sellick, Liberal Democrats 4,159
Joseph Wells, Green Party 1,035.
John Whitby, UK Independence Party 400
Tom Rogers, Christian Peoples Alliance 162
Stephen Goldspink, English Democrats 153
Patrick O'Flynn, SDP 135
Howling Laud Hope, The Monster Raving Loony Party 112 votes
Andrew Moore, independent 101
Dick Rodgers, Common Good 60 votes,
Peter Ward, Renew 45
Pierre Kirk, UK European Union Party 25
Robert 'Bobby' Smith, independent 5
To have saved our deposit we needed at least 1,700 votes. All parties winning fewer votes than this have their deposit retained by the local authority.
The parliamentary deposit is £500. For this election we are crowdfunding this amount and if you'd like to help to cover it please join our crowd of backers here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/green-peterborough-by-election-fund/ or go to our Donate tab here for other ways to support us: https://peterborough.greenparty.org.uk/pfgp-donate.html
year % of turnout (ballot papers issued)
2019 3.04 33,998
2017 1.77 47,884
2015 2.57 47,254
2010 1.15 45,142
1987 0.81 61,951 (our predecessor local party)
1983 0.88 57,909 (Ecology Party)
This week has been remarkable for the number of people who believed they could vote, but were in fact in a different constituency. Recent local government boundary changes were implemented in 2016 which might have given rise to some of this confusion.
But, even more confusingly, the 2018 parliamentary boundary review has been consulted (which many affected people will know) but it has yet to be implemented by the UK government, for reasons it hasn't made clear.
To see for yourself how this affects you, the POSH, your friends or even whether or not we leave the EU, you can go to: www.bce2018.org.uk