A remarkable result, representing a 14% swing from the Conservatives who had held the seat in 2015 in a two way contest.
Ellie Chowns, Green Party: 471
Lib Dem: 251
Herefordshire now has FOUR Green County councillors.
Caroline Lucas tweeted: Absolutely brilliant news! Huge congratulations to the wonderful Ellie Chowns who will make a fantastic Green councillor.
Jonathan Bartley: Fantastic result!
Natalie Bennett: Something to celebrate.
Hereford Times coverage mentioned the support given by It’s Our County : The Greens gained a bonus in this month’s by-election when the It’s Our County party publicly came out in support of Dr Chowns and joined her campaign. “I would like to thank IOC for backing me – like-minded campaigners should work together whenever they can,” she said.
The Canary, reporting on Ellie’s victory said, “amid the political shake up the Conservative Party suffered a major upset.”
Political Scrapbook said, “Theresa May will be turning green quicker than her party’s council seats this morning as she hears the news of another by-election defeat.
The Tories last night lost their 16th council by-election defence since June’s general election in particularly embarrassing circumstances.
The latest capitulation came in the Bishops Frome and Cradley ward of the North Herefordshire constituency”