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Witham North by-election, 2016

Labour gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Witham North ward of Braintree District Council on 20 October 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Christopher Bailey.

Philip Barlow gained the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
37.5%
Conservative
34.0%
Green
25.1%
Liberal Democrats
3.4%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Philip Barlow 339 37.5% +6.1%
Conservative Lorne Campbell 308 34.0% -4.8%
Green Michelle Weeks 227 25.1% +4.7%
Liberal Democrats Mark Scott 31 3.4% -5.9%
Turnout: 18.3% (-43.0%) - Majority: 31 (3.4%) - Swing: 5.5% Con to Lab


2015 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
38.8%
Labour
31.4%
Green
20.4%
Liberal Democrats
9.3%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Christopher Bailey 1,227 38.8%
Conservative John Goodman 1,140
Labour Phil Barlow 992 31.4%
Labour Eileen Davidson 756
Green Michelle Weeks 645 20.4%
Liberal Democrats Pamela Hooper 295 9.3%
Liberal Democrats Derek Ray 198
Turnout: 61.3% - Majority: 148 (4.7%)


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