By-election results Totteridge and Bowerdean
Israr Rashid is the new Buckinghamshire County Councillor for Totteridge and Bowerdean. Israr Rashid, Labour, won the divisional seat at today's (Thursday 7 February) by-election with a majority of 310 .
The seat became vacant following the sad passing of Chaudhary Ditta in November last year.
Israr Rashid was born and educated locally and has lived in the Totteridge and Bowerdean area all of his life. Israr Rashid stood against three other candidates: Ben James Holkham (Liberal Democrat), Matt Knight (East Wycombe Independent) and Richard David Peters (Conservative).
The poll result was as follows:
Israr Rashid, Labour: 978 votes (40.8% of vote)
Matt Knight, East Wycombe Independent: 668 votes (27.8% of vote)
Ben James Holkham, Liberal Democrat: 508 votes (21.2% of vote)
Richard David Peters, Conservative: 245 votes (10.2% of vote)
Returning Officer Sarah Ashmead said: "I would like to thank all candidates who have participated in this by-election, their time and effort is very much appreciated. I would also like to thank colleagues at Wycombe District Council for their hard work in running an effective by-election."
The County Council's 49 seats are made up of 41 Conservatives, 4 Liberal Democrat, one East Wycombe Independents, two Labour and one Independents.