The Castle Ward Carlisle City Council By Election was held on Thursday, 15 September. Polling stations were open between 7am and 10pm. The By-Election count was held at the Civic Centre soon after the polls closed at 10pm.
Facts and figures:
Total number of eligible Castle Ward electors 3,908
Total number of polling stations Five
Melissa Andrews (The Conservative Party Candidate): 228 votes cast
Deborah Jane Brown (The Green Party): 34 votes cast
Anne Glendinning (The Labour Party Candidate): 398 votes cast (Labour hold - 170 majority)
Alison Elizabeth Hobson (Liberal Democrat): 88 votes cast
Robert Reid-Sinclair (UK Independence Party): 107 votes cast
Spoilt votes: 1
Total number of votes cast: 856
The turnout was: 21.9%
Following the By-Election:
The City Council has 52 Councillors, comprising 27 Labour Councillors, 20 Conservative Councillors, four Independent Councillors and one Liberal Democrat Councillor. Each Councillor serves one of 22 wards.