The Castle Ward Carlisle City Council By Election was held on Thursday 24 November. 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: 3,923
Total number of polling stations: Five
Neil Boothman (The Green Party): 36 votes cast
John Edward North (The Conservative Party): 194 votes cast
Stephen Ronald Sidgwick (The Labour Party Candidate): 350 votes cast
Michael Jon Story (UK Independence Party): 79 votes cast
David John Wood (Liberal Democrat): 51 votes cast
Spoilt votes: 1
Total number of votes cast: 711
The turnout was 18.1%
Following the By-Election, the composition of the Council is as follows: 27 Labour Councillors, 20 Conservative Councillors, 4 Independents and 1 Liberal Democrat Councillor.