Friday, 9 July 2010

Barking by-election results

Labour Councillor and Unison member, Lousie Couling, stood down after the May 2010 election as she was found to have stood illegally in the Goresbrook ward. Couling was a council worker and as such was not eligible to stand as a candidate.

Louise Couling resigned her council position to stand in today’s by-election.

She should have been prosecuted and disqualified from taking part.

Here are the results.

1st Couling, Louise - The Labour Party Candidate. Votes cast = 881. Elected

2nd Barnbrook, Richard - British National Party. Votes cast = 642

3rd Taiwo, Felicia - Liberal Democrat Focus Team. Votes cast = 136

4th Ayer, Paul - Conservative Party. Votes cast = 108

5th Northover, Warren - Independent. Votes cast = 63

6th Manning, Nobby - UK Independence Party. Votes cast = 50

7th Choudhury, Faruk Ahmed - Independent. Votes cast = 11

Number of electors eligible to vote: 7,482

Turnout 25.29%

1 ballot paper was rejected

Compared with the May election results Richard Barnbrook's percentage was UP.

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