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Patching Hall, 2012

A by-election was held for the Patching Hall ward of Chelmsford City Council on 28 June 2012 following the death of Lib Dem Cllr Thomas Smith-Hughes.

Paul Bentham held the seat for the Lib Dems.

Result
Vote Share
Lib Dems
42.4%
Conservative
24.6%
Labour
15.6%
UKIP
13.2%
Green
4.2%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Lib Dems Paul Bentham 842 42.4% +3.9%
Conservative Stephen Fowell 488 24.6% -7.0%
Labour Chris Vince 309 15.6% -1.8%
UKIP Ian Nicholls 263 13.2% +13.2%
Green Reza Hossain 84 4.2% -4.1%


2011 Result (3 seats)
Vote Share
Lib Dems
38.5%
Conservative
31.6%
Labour
17.4%
Green
8.3%
Final
4.2%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Lib Dems Thomas Smith-Hughes 1,307 38.5%
Lib Dems Alan Arnot 1,230
Lib Dems Stephen Robinson 1,116
Conservative Peter Driscoll 1,072 31.6%
Conservative Stephen Fowell 1,053
Conservative Graham Seeley 1,000
Labour Joan Bliss 592 17.4%
Labour David Howell 500
Labour Ernest Webb 449
Green Angela Thomson 283 8.3%
Independent Ashley Final 143 4.2%


News
"By-election battle is a tough event for some", Essex Chronicle, 31 May
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