The Botcherby Carlisle City Council By Election was held on Thursday, 7 January. Polling stations were open between 7am and 10pm. The By-Election count was held at the Harraby Community Hub soon after the polls closed at 10pm.
Facts and figures:
Total number of eligible Botcherby Ward electors: 4,185
Total number of polling stations: Four
Robert Gordon Currie (The Conservative Party Candidate):115 votes cast
John Paton (Independent): 381 votes cast (Independent gain - 131 majority)
Stephen Ronald Sidgwick (The Labour Party Candidate): 250 votes cast
Spoilt votes: 2
Total number of votes cast: 748
The turnout was: 17.8%
Following the By-Election:
The City Council has 52 Councillors, comprising 28 Labour Councillors, 20 Conservative Councillors, three Independent Councillors and one Liberal Democrat Councillor. Each Councillor serves one of 22 wards.