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Clacton East by-election, 2016

Holland-on-Sea Residents gain from Tendring First

A by-election was held for the Clacton East division of Essex County Council on 31 March 2016 following the disqualification of Tendring First Cllr Pierre Oxley after being sentenced for fraud (link).

Colin Sargeant gained the seat for the Holland-on-Sea Residents Association.

Result

Holland-on-Sea Residents
46.8%
UKIP
25.2%
Conservative
16.5%
Labour
10.2%
Liberal Democrats
1.3%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
Holland-on-Sea ResidentsColin Sargeant 1,78146.8%n/a
UKIPBen Smith 96125.2%+0.4%
ConservativeRichard Bleach 62816.5%-10.3%
LabourChristopher Bird 38710.2%-0.5%
Liberal DemocratsRain Welham-Cobb 491.3%-0.4%
Turnout: 29.3% (-4.4%) - Majority: 820 (21.5%) - Swing: not applicable


2013 Result

Tendring First
34.3%
Conservative
26.8%
UKIP
24.8%
Labour
10.7%
Liberal Democrats
1.7%
Green
1.6%

PartyCandidate Votes%
Tendring FirstPierre Oxley 1,52834.3%
ConservativePeter Halliday 1,19426.8%
UKIPSandy White 1,10624.8%
LabourNorman Jacobs 47710.7%
Liberal DemocratsBrian Whitson 771.7%
GreenEleanor Gordon 701.6%
Turnout: 33.7% - Majority: 334 (7.5%)


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