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Thetford Abbey, 2012

A by-election was held for the Thetford Abbey ward of Breckland District Council on 13 September 2012 following the resignation of Independent Cllr Pauline Quadling.

Brenda Canham gained the seat for Labour.

Result
Vote Share
Labour
49.3%
Conservative
18.9%
UKIP
17.3%
Lib Dems
14.6%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Brenda Canham 334 49.3% +27.3%
Conservative Roy Brame 128 18.9% -1.5%
UKIP Denis Crawford 117 17.3% +17.3%
Lib Dems Mike Brindle 99 14.6% -3.9%


2011 Result (2 seats)
Vote Share
Quadling
31.1%
Labour
22.0%
Conservative
20.4%
Lib Dems
18.5%
Green
8.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Independent Pauline Quadling 385 31.1%
Labour Carl Clark 273 22.0%
Labour Brenda Canham 266
Conservative Mike Spencer 253 20.4%
Lib Dems Mike Brindle 229 18.5%
Green Jeff Davey 99 8.0%


News
"Breckland and Thetford councillor, Pauline Quadling, resigns", Eastern Daily Press, 31 July
"Thetford ex-Labour councillor Carl Clark changes his mind again about calling by-election", Eastern Daily Press, 26 June
"Thetford councillor triggers by-election days after leaving Labour over EU referendum", Eastern Daily Press, 21 June
"Thetford councillor resigns from Labour group over EU referendum and ‘wet flannel’ Miliband", Eastern Daily Press, 18 June

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