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Elsenham and Henham by-election, 2017

Two Residents for Uttlesford gains from Liberal Democrats

A by-election was held for two seats in the Elsenham and Henham ward of Uttlesford District Council on 16 February 2017 following the resignation of Liberal Democrats Cllrs Rory Gleeson and Elizabeth Parr, both due to work commitments.

Gary Lecount and Petrina Lees gained the seats for Residents for Uttlesford.

Result

Residents for Uttlesford
59.3%
Liberal Democrats
22.5%
Conservative
10.0%
UKIP
4.8%
Labour
2.8%
Green
0.6%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Residents for Uttlesford Petrina Lees 834 59.3% n/a
Residents for Uttlesford Garry Lecount 716
Liberal Democrats Sinead Holland 316 22.5% -24.1%
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Flawn 259
Conservative Joe Rich 141 10.0% -11.0%
Conservative Alexis Beeching 120
UKIP Sharron Coker 68 4.8% n/a
UKIP David Allum 64
Labour Hilary Todd 39 2.8% -2.3%
Labour Carl Steward 28
Green Paul Allington 8 0.6% n/a
Green Karmel Stannard 6
Turnout: awaiting publication - Majority: 400 (28.4%) - Swing: not applicable


2015 Result (2 seats)

Liberal Democrats
46.6%
Lees
27.3%
Conservative
21.0%
Labour
5.1%

Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Parr 1,009 46.6%
Liberal Democrats Rory Gleeson 912
Independent Petrina Lees 590 27.3%
Conservative Anthony Goodwin 455 21.0%
Conservative Liam Hithersay 444
Labour Hilary Todd 110 5.1%
Labour Lillian Adams 102
Turnout: 74.0% - Majority: 322 (14.9%)


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