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Newmarket and Red Lodge by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Newmarket and Red Lodge division of Suffolk County Council on 18 February 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Lisa Chambers after falling out with the Conservative group on the council.

Robin Millar held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
39.7%
UKIP
30.5%
Labour
17.5%
West Suffolk Independents
7.6%
Liberal Democrats
4.7%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Robin Millar 644 39.7% -4.9%
UKIP Roger Dicker 494 30.5% +2.1%
Labour Michael Jefferys 284 17.5% -3.2%
West Suffolk Independents Andrew Appleby 123 7.6% n/a
Liberal Democrats Timothy Huggan 76 4.7% -1.6%
Turnout: 17.8% - Majority: 150 (9.3%) - Swing: 3.5% Con to UKIP


2013 Result

Conservative
44.6%
UKIP
28.4%
Labour
20.7%
Liberal Democrats
6.3%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Lisa Chambers 968 44.6%
UKIP Dave Whitear 615 28.4%
Labour Chris Turner 450 20.7%
Liberal Democrats Tim Huggan 136 6.3%
Turnout: not published - Majority: 353 (16.3%)


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