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Haldens by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Haldens ward of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council on 17 November 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Malcolm Spinks for health reasons.

Nathaniel Chapman held the seat for the Conservatives.

A previous by-election was held for this ward on 2 May 2013, covered here.

Result

Conservative
34.3%
Labour
30.7%
Liberal Democrats
29.5%
Green
5.5%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Nathaniel Chapman 507 34.3% -1.1%
Labour Astrid Thorpe 454 30.7% -7.0%
Liberal Democrats Anthony Dennis 437 29.5% +17.6%
Green Lynne Allison 81 5.5% -9.5%
Turnout: 29.3% (-7.9%) - Majority: 53 (3.6%) - Swing: 3.0% Lab to Con


2016 Result (3 seats)

Labour
37.7%
Conservative
35.4%
Green
15.0%
Liberal Democrats
11.9%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Mike Larkins 782 37.7%
Conservative Barbara Fitzsimon 734 35.4%
Conservative Malcolm Spinks 666
Labour Lucy Musk 655
Conservative Peter Hebden 622
Labour Tara Lyons 571
Green Lynne Allison 312 15.0%
Liberal Democrats Sandra Ward 246 11.9%
Liberal Democrats Chris Corbey-West 168
Liberal Democrats Alex Benakis 117
Turnout: 37.2% - Majority: split ward


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