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Brandon West by-election, 2016

West Suffolk Independents gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Brandon West ward of Forest Heath District Council on 5 May 2016 following the death of Conservative Cllr David Bimson.

Victor Lukaniuk gained the seat for the West Suffolk Independents.

Result

West Suffolk Independents
29.0%
UKIP
26.0%
Stewart
23.7%
Conservative
21.2%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
West Suffolk IndependentsVictor Lukaniuk 22029.0%-15.4%
UKIPIan Smith 19726.0%n/a
IndependentEdward Stewart 18023.7%n/a
ConservativeAnthony Simmons 16121.2%-34.4%
Turnout: 28.9% (-29.4%) - Majority: 23 (3.0%) - Swing: 9.5% Con to WSI


2015 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
55.6%
West Suffolk Independents
44.4%

PartyCandidate Votes%
ConservativeDavid Bimson 85155.6%
West Suffolk IndependentsDavid Palmer 67944.4%
ConservativeSimon Le Grys 585
West Suffolk IndependentsVictor Lukaniuk 576
Turnout: 58.3% - Majority: split ward


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