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Aylsham by-election, 2016

Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Aylsham ward of Broadland District Council on 17 March 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Jo Cottingham to move away from the area.

Steve Riley gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

A previous by-election for Aylsham was held on 4 July 2013, covered here, also won by Steve Riley.

Result

Liberal Democrats
48.0%
Conservative
37.9%
Labour
14.1%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
Liberal DemocratsSteve Riley 82948.0%+17.0%
ConservativeHal Turkmen 65437.9%+5.6%
LabourChristopher Jenner 24314.1%-7.9%
Turnout: not published - Majority: 175 (10.1%) - Swing: % Lab to Con


2015 Result (3 seats)

Conservative
32.3%
Liberal Democrats
31.0%
Labour
22.0%
UKIP
14.6%

PartyCandidate Votes%
ConservativeJo Cottingham 1,58832.3%
Liberal DemocratsDavid Harrison 1,52131.0%
ConservativeIan Graham 1,513
ConservativeHal Turkmen 1,125
LabourChris Yeomans 1,08222.0%
Liberal DemocratsSteve Riley 1,065
Liberal DemocratsVictor Morgan 926
UKIPDenise Knight 71914.6%
UKIPAndrew Williams 658
Turnout: 71.5% - Majority: split ward


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