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Barking and Somersham by-election, 2016

Green gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Barking and Somersham ward of Mid Suffolk District Council on 2 June 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr David Card.

Anne Killett gained the seat for the Green Party.

Result

Green
34.5%
Conservative
34.2%
Liberal Democrats
25.1%
Labour
6.2%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
GreenAnne Killett 21234.5%n/a
ConservativeJemma Lynch 21034.2%-7.5%
Liberal DemocratsMark Valladares 15425.1%+13.3%
LabourWilliam Marsburg 386.2%n/a
Turnout: 34.1% (-38.3%) - Majority: 2 (0.3%) - Swing: not applicable


2015 Result

Conservative
41.7%
Suffolk Together
31.6%
UKIP
14.9%
Liberal Democrats
11.8%

Party Candidate Votes %
ConservativeDavid Card 54241.7%
Suffolk TogetherStephen Wright 41131.6%
UKIPMelanie Combstock 19414.9%
Liberal DemocratsPaul Thomas 15411.8%
Turnout: 72.4% - Majority: 131 (10.1%)


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