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East (Corby), 2012

A by-election was held for the East ward of Corby Borough Council on 12 July 2012 following the death of Labour Cllr Patricia Fawcett.

Sean Kettle held the seat for Labour.

Result
Vote Share
Labour
71.2%
Conservative
16.9%
BNP
9.4%
Lib Dems
2.5%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Sean Kettle 1,063 71.2% +5.7%
Conservative Kevin Watt 252 16.9% -7.5%
BNP Gordon Riddell 141 9.4% -0.7%
Lib Dems Julie Grant 37 2.5% +2.5%


2011 Result (3 seats)
Vote Share
Labour
65.5%
Conservative
24.4%
BNP
10.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Mark Pengelly 1,336 65.5%
Labour Patricia Fawcett 1,306
Labour Lucy Goult 1,107
Conservative Kevin Watt 498 24.4%
BNP Gordon Riddell 205 10.1%


News
"Labour candidate wins Pat Fawcett's Corby council seat", BBC News, 13 July
"Sean wins seat for Labour in Corby by-election", Northamptonshire Telegraph, 13 July
"By-election after councillor’s death", Northamptonshire Telegraph, 28 May
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