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Hertford Castle by-election, 2017

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Hertford Castle ward of East Hertford District Council on 9 March 2017 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Kevin Brush.

Linda Radford held the seat for the Conservatives.

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

Result

Conservative
49.0%
Labour
17.1%
Liberal Democrats
15.5%
Green
13.0%
UKIP
5.4%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Linda Radford 593 49.0% +8.2%
Labour Veronica Fraser 207 17.1% -2.9%
Liberal Democrats Freya Waterhouse 188 15.5% n/a
Green Anthony Tarrega 157 13.0% -4.6%
UKIP Michael Shaw 65 5.4% n/a
Turnout: 17.1% (-42.0%) - Majority: 386 (31.9%) - Swing: 5.6% Lab to Con


2015 Result (3 seats)

Conservative
40.8%
Thornton
21.6%
Labour
20.0%
Green
17.6%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Kevin Brush 2,349 40.8%
Conservative Suzanne Rutland-Barsby 2,325
Conservative Bob Deering 2,087
Independent Jim Thornton 1,243 21.6%
Labour Adam Gill 1,151 20.0%
Labour Catherine Henderson 1,139
Green Isabelle Robinson 1,016 17.6%
Labour Tracy Turner 992
Turnout: 59.1% - Majority: 844 (14.7%)


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