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South (Forest Heath) by-election, 2016

UKIP gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the South ward of Forest Heath District Council on 5 May 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Winston Lay.

Roger Dicker gained the seat for UKIP.

Result

UKIP
51.9%
Conservative
48.1%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
UKIPRoger Dicker 33451.9%n/a
ConservativeKaren Soons 30948.1%-17.8%
Turnout: 46.8% (-24.6%) - Majority: 25 (3.9%) - Swing: not applicable


2015 Result

Conservative
65.9%
West Suffolk Independents
34.1%

PartyCandidate Votes%
ConservativeWinston Lay 66365.9%
West Suffolk IndependentsAndrew Burton 34334.1%
Turnout: 71.4% - Majority: 320 (31.8%)


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