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Chichester City West by-election – result declared

Sarah Quail has been declared the winner of the Chichester City Council West Ward by-election held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

The declared results are as follows:


Chichester District Council

Election of a City Councillor for the

Chichester West Ward of

Chichester City Council

on Thursday 6 May 2021

I, Joe Mildred, being the Deputy Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each Candidate at the said election is as follows:

Name ofCandidateDescription(if any)Number ofVotes*
EMERSON, AndrewPatria45 
HOBSON, James DouglasLabour Party323 
KILBY, Jane LouiseThe Conservative Party Candidate770 
QUAIL, Sarah ElizabethLiberal Democrat953 (Elected) 

* If elected the word ‘Elected’ appears against the number of votes.

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:Number ofballot papers
A       want of an official mark0
B       voting for more Candidates than voter was entitled to6
C       writing or mark by which voter could be identified0
D       being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty22
E       rejected in part0
Vacant Seats: 1Electorate: 4,945Ballot Papers Issued: 2,119Turnout: 42.9%

And I do hereby declare that Sarah Quail is duly elected.

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