Greens win Lancaster City Council by-election and will represent University ward

Maria Deery was elected to represent University Ward on Lancaster City Council at a by-election in July 2024.Maria Deery was elected to represent University Ward on Lancaster City Council at a by-election in July 2024.
Maria Deery was elected to represent University Ward on Lancaster City Council at a by-election in July 2024.
Greens won a Lancaster City Council by-election last Thursday July 4.

Maria Deery, a history and politics student, will represent the University ward, joining fellow Green councillor Tom Fish.

The vacancy was caused by the resignation of Labour’s Erin Hall.

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Maria’s victory increases the number of Green councillors to 22, compared to Labour’s 23, Liberal Democrats 7, Conservatives 5, Morecambe Bay Independents 3 and one non-aligned.

The result was: Maria Deery (Green) 96, Anya Wilkinson-Leishman (Labour) 83, Matthew Maxwell-Scott (Conservative) 23, Thomas Willis (Liberal Democratic) 11.