Labour Win Reading Byelection

Labour's Matthew Lawrence wins in Reading Southcote and LibDems slump into fifth and last place.

Labour has regained Reading, Southcote at a by-election yesterday brought about by the death of Councillor Pete Ruhemann.

UKIP only managed third place and the Lib Dems were shunted to fifth and last position.

Results in detail:

Matthew Lawrence (Lab) 1,019

Ellis Wiggins (Con) 340

Ann Zebedee (UKIP) 226

Alan Lockey (Green) 69

Margaret McNeill (Lib Dem) 49

Turnout 26%.

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