Lib Dems win council seat from the Tories in… Eton

by Stephen Tall on August 12, 2011

As Helen Duffett’s Lib Dem Voice council election results round-up highlighted, the Lib Dems last night gained a seat from the Conservatives — in a seat that might have been thought to be True Blue territory, Eton and Castle ward in the Berkshire borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Congratulations to George Fussey! Here’s how the BBC reported it:

Mr Fussey won on Thursday night with 208 votes, beating Tory candidate Adam Demeter who had 182 votes. … Mr Fussey has lived in Eton for 25 years and is also a governor at Windsor Girls’ School. He is the second Liberal Democrat to join the royal borough, which is otherwise made up of 50 Conservative councillors, four independents and one councillor representing a residents’ association.

Another step along the road to converting Etonians to the Liberal cause…