THE results of district and town council elections for Kendal have been announced.

Yesterday's vote was triggered after the resignation of Liberal Democrat Jon Owen (now a member of the Green Party) earlier in the year left a vacancy in the Kendal North ward of South Lakeland District Council and the Strickland ward of Kendal Town Council.

The Liberal Democrats have won both seats - Jonathan Cornthwaite in the district council election, and Phil Walker in the town council vote.

The full results were as follows:

District council:

  • Jonathan Cornthwaite, Liberal Democrats, 622 votes
  • Liz Hendry, Green, 527 votes
  • Aron Taylor, Conservative, 122 votes
  • Virginia Branney, Labour, 54 votes

Town council:

  • Phil Walker, Liberal Democrats, 647 votes
  • Liz Hendry, Green, 511 votes
  • Aron Taylor, Conservative, 115 votes
  • Jo Magne, Labour, 60 votes