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Shenfield by-election, 2015

Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

A by-election was held for the Shenfield ward of Brentwood Borough Council on 29 October 2015 following the resignation of Liberal Democrat Cllr Liz Cohen due to ill-health.

Cohen was originally elected in a previous by-election held on 6 December 2012, covered here, and then again in 2014.

Janet Pound gained the seat for the Conservatives, and will be up for election again in 2018.

Result

Conservative
57.4%
Liberal Democrats
32.5%
UKIP
5.7%
Labour
3.3%
Green
1.1%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Janet Pound 852 57.4% -0.3%
Liberal Democrats Alison Fulcher 483 32.5% +5.1%
UKIP Peter Sceats 85 5.7% -2.7%
Labour Cameron Ball 49 3.3% -3.2%
Green John Hamilton 16 1.1% n/a
Turnout: 34.7% (-44.1%) - Majority: 369 (24.8%) - Swing: 2.7% Con to LD


2015 Result (1 of 3 seats)

Conservative
57.7%
Liberal Democrats
27.4%
UKIP
8.4%
Labour
6.5%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Louise Rowlands 1,965 57.7%
Liberal Democrats Sharon Ward 934 27.4%
UKIP Derek Camp 285 8.4%
Labour Richard Millwood 223 6.5%
Turnout: 78.8% - Majority: 1,031 (30.3%)


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