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Witham South by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Witham South ward of Braintree District Council on 5 May 2016 following the resignation of Conserative Cllr Corinne Thompson to move to France.

Gavin Maclure held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
44.3%
Labour
37.4%
Green
18.3%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
ConservativeGavin Maclure 44644.3%-8.5%
LabourPaul Heath 37637.4%+10.3%
GreenStephen Hicks 18418.3%+7.4%
Turnout: 23.0% (-39.0%) - Majority: 70 (7.0%) - Swing: 9.4% Con to Lab


2015 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
52.8%
Labour
27.1%
Green
10.9%
Liberal Democrats
9.3%

PartyCandidate Votes%
ConservativeJanet Money 1,39552.8%
ConservativeCorinne Thompson 1,249
LabourPaul Heath 71527.1%
LabourFrancis MacDonald 506
GreenNelson Brunton 28710.9%
Liberal DemocratsBernard Dearlove 2459.3%
Liberal DemocratsHayden Hooper 201
Turnout: 62.0% - Majority: 534 (20.2%)


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