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Ashby de la Launde and Cranwell by-election, 2016

Lincolnshire Independents gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Ashby de la Launde and Cranwell ward of North Kesteven District Council on 17 March 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Geofrey Whittle to retire at the age of 92.

Stephen Clegg gained the seat for the Lincolnshire Independents.

Result

Lincolnshire Independents
55.6%
Conservative
36.0%
Liberal Democrats
8.4%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
Lincolnshire IndependentsStephen Clegg 45755.6%n/a
ConservativeLuke Mitchell 29636.0%-31.3%
Liberal DemocratsClare Newton 698.4%n/a
Turnout: 20.9% (-45.7%) - Majority: 161 (19.6%) - Swing: not applicable


2015 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
67.3%
Mitchell
32.7%

PartyCandidate Votes%
ConservativeSarah Pearse 1,78967.3%
ConservativeGeoffrey Whittle 1,504
IndependentLuke Mitchell 87132.7%
Turnout: 66.6% - Majority: 633 (23.8%)


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