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Bishops Frome and Cradley by-election result


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Greens reduce Conservative majority on Herefordshire Council

A COUNTY council seat in North Herefordshire which was previously held by the Conservatives has been won by the Green party.

Ellie Chowns won the Bishops Frome and Cradley by-election by a comfortable margin over Conservative candidate Ross Carter gaining 471 votes to Mr Carters 299.

Liberal Democrat candidate Jeannie Faulkner was third with 251 votes and Roger Page, Labour, was left in fourth place with 19 votes.

This means there are now four Green councillors on Herefordshire Council - all women and all representing wards in the north of the county.

Herefordshire Council make up (53 councillors in total)

28 Conservatives
10 It's Our County
8 Independents
4 Greens
2 Liberal Democrats
1 No party declared

Only 3 seats between Conservatives and other parties.

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