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Bocking by-election, 2015

Conservative gain from UKIP

A by-election was held for the Bocking division of Essex County Council on 5 March 2015 following the death of UKIP Cllr Gordon Helm.

Stephen Canning gained the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
34.3%
Labour
31.2%
UKIP
27.4%
Green
5.3%
Sale
1.9%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Stephen Canning 1,071 34.3% +2.1%
Labour Lynn Watson 974 31.2% +1.3%
UKIP Michael Ford 855 27.4% -5.3%
Green John Malam 165 5.3% +2.2%
Independent Peter Sale 58 1.9% n/a
Turnout: 22.9% (-6.1%) - Majority: 97 (3.1%) - Swing: 0.4% Lab to Con


2013 Result

UKIP
32.7%
Conservative
32.2%
Labour
29.9%
Green
3.1%
Liberal Democrats
2.2%

Party Candidate Votes %
UKIP Gordon Helm 1,340 32.7%
Conservative David Baugh 1,320 32.2%
Labour Lynn Watson 1,226 29.9%
Green Andrea Bunn 126 3.1%
Liberal Democrats Pamela Hooper 91 2.2%
Turnout: 29.0% - Majority: 20 (0.5%)


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