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Robert says thank you

October 23, 2009 12:25 AM

Robert Hardware wishes to thank everyone who supported his campaign in New Hall.

Robert Hardware, Liberal Democrat candidate in the Sutton New Hall by-election, wishes to thank all those who supported him in the election on Thursday.

Robert increased the Lib Dem share of the overall vote by 3 percentage points in an election which saw the Conservative vote drop by 9%.

The full result was:

Conservative - 1633

Robert Hardware, Liberal Democrat - 319

Labour - 505

UKIP - 344

Robert said: "Sutton New Hall has been a very safe Conservative seat for a long time. I am pleased to have increased the Lib Dem share of the poll and I wish to thank all those residents who worked for me or voted for me. I also want to thank all those residents who took the time to fill in and return our local survey. I will be following up on all the responses where people have given contact details."

"I congratulate Conservative candidate David Barrie in winning the election."