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Central, 2012

A by-election was held for the Central ward of Watford Borough Council on 15 November 2012 following the resignation of Lib Dem Cllr Chris Leslie.

Lizz Ayre held the seat for the Lib Dems.

Result
Vote Share
Lib Dems
45.9%
Labour
35.3%
Conservative
9.7%
Green
5.3%
UKIP
3.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Lib Dems Lizz Ayre 716 45.9% -1.7%
Labour Avril Haley 550 35.3% +4.3%
Conservative Binita Mehta 151 9.7% -1.1%
Green Su Murray 83 5.3% -0.9%
UKIP Renie Price 59 3.8% -0.6%


2012 Result
Vote Share
Lib Dems
47.6%
Labour
31.0%
Conservative
10.8%
Green
6.2%
UKIP
4.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Lib Dems Rabi Martins 816 47.6%
Labour Fred Grindrod 532 31.0%
Conservative Carole Bamford 186 10.8%
Green Su Murray 106 6.2%
UKIP Renie Price 76 4.4%


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News
"Liberal Democrats hold seat in central Watford by-election"
Watford Observer, 16 November
"Police not taking any action following investigation into fraud and harrassment election allegations"
Watford Observer, 14 November
"Watford by-election candidates debate issues at hustings"
Watford Observer, 13 November
"Central Ward by-election candidate: Su Murray"
Watford Observer, 11 November
"Four out of five central Watford by-election candidates sign up to debate event"
Watford Observer, 10 November
"Radlett Road Community Association hustings event 'politically compromised'"
Watford Observer, 9 November
"Lib Dems, Green Party and UKIP agree to participate"
Watford Observer, 30 October

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