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Nick Austin elected as a councillor for the ward

The new councillor for West Putney Nick Austin
The new councillor for West Putney Nick Austin (right)


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May 3, 2024

In a generally terrible day for his party, Nick Austin has managed to reclaim the West Putney ward for the Conservatives.

He received 2,839 votes representing 45% of those cast and nearly 500 ahead of Labour's Jane Briginshaw.

The declaration was made on Friday 3 May ahead of the announcement of the Mayoral and Greater London Assembly election.

The by-election was called following the resignation of Claire Gilbert.

The West Putney ward had traditionally been a Conservative stronghold having elected only councillors from that party since the start of the century.

West Putney by-election result May 2024











BRIGINSHAW, Jane Rachael




Not elected

LEJMAN, Mark Timothy

Liberal Democrat



Not elected

MCENTEE, Fergal Joseph

Green Party



Not elected

There were boundary changes for the May 2022 election which saw it lose territory in the west to the new Roehampton ward but gain some streets from East Putney as well as expanding to the south.

This vote saw two of the three seats fall to Labour, including Claire Gilbert's win, with only Cllr Steffi Sutters hanging on for the Conservatives.


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