Suzanne Nuri becomes the UK’s newest town councillor of Turkish Cypriot origin

Lib Dem candidate and former newspaper editor Suzanne Nuri won a by-election for a seat on Wymondham Town Council last night. She beat two other candidates to take the vacant position for Cromwells Ward.

The results of the Cromwells By-Election, called following the resignation of Conservative councillor Adam Osborne for personal reasons, were as follows:

  • James Leman (Labour) : 74 votes
  • Martin Lemon (Conservative) : 195 votes
  • Suzanne Nuri (Liberal Democrats) : 225 votes

The vote means there are now two Lib Dem councilors on Wymondham’s Tory-dominated 15-seat town council.

Nuri’s win last night reverses her disappointment of the 2015 Local Elections, where she lost in the same ward by 37 votes. Talking to T-VINE after the count, she said her victory “hasn’t quite sunk in yet”.

Among those to congratulate her was fellow Lib Dem politician Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece, who tweeted: “Congratulations to new town councillor, Suzanne Nuri! Well deserved. # Wymondham”