In the byelection in Banbury Ruscote Ward on Thursday 15th November, Gordon Ross recorded a thumping victory for Labour.
The turnout was 18% – higher than the usual turnout in local byelections and much higher than the turnout in the Tory Government’s unwanted and unloved elections for Police Commissioners.
Gordon scored 611 votes – routing the Tories by achieving nearly twice as many votes (349 votes) – and far more than UKIP’s 117 votes.
“George Parish has been an outstanding Councillor for Ruscote for more than 20 years,” said Gordon in his acceptance speech. “But I shall do my best to follow in his footsteps.”