Liberal Democrat candidate Nigel Bakhai doubled the vote in the Dormers Wells by-election, held on 8th November after the death of Councillor Bagha recently.
There was also a swing in the vote FROM Labour TO the Liberal Democrats, indicating some dissatisfaction with the Council. The turnout fell from the local elections in May, also showing a fall in satisfaction with the Labour-run Council.
Nigel Bakhai said: “Liberal Democrats spoke to many people who said that they were starting to be fed up with Labour who seem happy to sell off the Southall Police station and leave our streets dirty. With the large increase in violent crime Southall needs an operational police station and police on the beat to reduce crime.”