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Sudbury South by-election, 2017

Labour gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Sudbury South ward of Babergh District Council on 7 September 2017 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr David Peter Holland.

Luke Matthew Cresswell gained the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
42.7%
Conservative
42.6%
Liberal Democrats
14.7%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
LabourLuke Matthew Cresswell 33642.7%+20.4%
ConservativeSimon Sudbury 33542.6%+11.0%
Liberal DemocratsAndrew John Welsh 11614.7%+3.6%
Turnout: 22.7% (-38.9%)   -   Valid votes: 787   -   Invalid votes: 2
Majority: 1 (0.1%)   -   Swing: 4.7% Con to Lab


2015 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
31.6%
Labour
22.3%
UKIP
15.3%
Liberal Democrats
11.1%
Green
11.0%
Bird
8.7%

PartyCandidate Votes%
ConservativeSimon Richard Barrett 75631.6%
ConservativeDavid Peter Holland 540
LabourLuke Cresswell 53522.3%
LabourJoanne Connah 478
UKIPPeter St John Howe 36715.3%
Liberal DemocratsRobert Malcolm Spivey 26711.1%
GreenJohn Charles Burch 26311.0%
IndependentTheodore Denzil Drostan Bird 2088.7%
GreenMelanie Constance Turner Sainsbury 170
Turnout: 61.6%   -   Valid votes: 2,081   -   Invalid votes: 23
Majority: 5 (0.2%)


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