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Great and Little Oakley by-election, 2017

UKIP gain from Independent

A by-election was held for the Great and Little Oakley ward of Tendring District Council on 9 February 2017 following the resignation of Independent Cllr Tom Howard.

Michael Bush gained the seat for UKIP.

Result

UKIP
36.8%
Conservative
29.1%
Labour
19.9%
Liberal Democrats
14.1%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
UKIP Mike Bush 216 36.8% +14.1%
Conservative Andy Erskine 171 29.1% +1.4%
Labour Robert Shephard 117 19.9% +5.5%
Liberal Democrats Matthew Bensilum 83 14.1% n/a
Turnout: 35.1% (-34.2%) - Majority: 45 (7.7%) - Swing: 6.4% Con to UKIP


2015 Result

Howard
35.2%
Conservative
27.7%
UKIP
22.7%
Labour
14.4%

Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Tom Howard 405 35.2%
Conservative Steve Harriss 319 27.7%
UKIP Andy Erskine 261 22.7%
Labour John McAllister 166 14.4%
Turnout: 69.3% - Majority: 86 (7.5%)


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