A Lib Dem GAIN in Salisbury Harnham West City by-election

3 Nov 2023
Congratulations Ted Last!

Voters of Salisbury Harnham West have elected Ted Last. The by-election follows the resignation of the Conservative group leader. 

Ted joins Lib Dem Brian Dalton in representing Harnham West at Salisbury City Council.


In a statement to the Salisbury Jounal, Ted Last said "I see my role as representing the residents of Harnham as a priority. I'm grateful to the voters for putting their trust in me to make a positive impact on the area and Salisbury as a whole."


Result for Salisbury City Council Harnham West:

Name of Candidate Party Number of votes Vote Share Change since July 2022
LAST, Ted Liberal Democrats 497 Elected 57% +21%
GODDARD, Anita Labour Party 206 23% +10%
MATTHEWS, Peter Jolyon Ellis Green Party 175 20% +7%
  No Conservative Party Candidate     -38.4%

Vacant Seats: 1    Electorate: 3,436    Ballot Papers Issued: 889    Turnout: 25.87 % Full details from Wiltshire Council.


Salisbury City Councillor Victoria Charleston, leader of the Liberal Democrat group, said: "This result in Harnham echoes what we are seeing up and down the country: people are looking to the Liberal Democrats for change. The Conservatives are abandoning Salisbury and this stonking result confirms that the Lib Dems are here and ready to deliver for residents."

Harnham West Campaign Team

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