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Astley by-election, 2016

Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Astley ward of North Norfolk District Council on 14 July 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Steven Ward due to work commitments.

Heinrich Butikofer gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
40.0%
Conservative
25.6%
UKIP
17.2%
Green
10.5%
Labour
6.6%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Heinrich Butikofer 309 40.0% n/a
Conservative Joanne Copplestone 198 25.6% -30.4%
UKIP David Ramsbotham 133 17.2% n/a
Green Amanda Huntridge 81 10.5% -15.7%
Labour Callum Ringer 51 6.6% -11.2%
Turnout: 42.8% (-29.6%) - Majority: 111 (14.4%) - Swing: not applicable


2015 Result

Conservative
56.0%
Green
26.2%
Labour
17.8%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Steven Ward 734 56.0%
Green Sharon Harvey 344 26.2%
Labour Catherine Plewman 233 17.8%
Turnout: 72.4% - Majority: 390 (29.7%)


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