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Congratulations to Jane Livermore, our brilliant candidate, on her third place in the by-elections in Thatcham West – an excellent result in a ward we have never contested before.

The Conservatives lost both seats to the Liberal Democrats as voters delivered their verdict on the arrogance and complacency of local Tories.

We look forward to full elections in the whole of West Berkshire on 2 May 2019.

Full result – Thatcham Town Council seat
Lib Dem 786
Con 527
Jane Livermore (Green Party) 149
Lab 134
Turnout was 34.2%.

Full result – West Berkshire Council seat
Lib Dem 820
Con 523
Jane Livermore (Green Party) 130
Lab 130
Turnout was 34.3%.


David Marsh

About David Marsh

David Marsh is a Green Party councillor for Wash Common ward on West Berkshire Council and Newbury Town Council. He is a journalist and the author of a lighthearted grammar book, For Who the Bell Tolls: The Essential and Entertaining Guide to Grammar. He and his wife, Anna, have a seven-year-old son, Freddie, and a nine-year-old dog, Lupin. David is a trustee of two local charities, Friends of Wash Common Library and Eight Bells for Mental Health, and presents a monthly music show on Kennet Radio.

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