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Finedon by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Finedon ward of Wellingborough Borough Council on 29 September 2016 following the death of Conservative Cllr John Bailey. Bailey was first elected to Wellingborough Urban District Council in 1967, and then served continuously on Wellingborough Borough Council since its creation in 1973.

Barbara Bailey held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
62.3%
Labour
19.3%
UKIP
11.3%
Liberal Democrats
7.1%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Barbara Bailey 758 62.3% +15.4%
Labour Stephen Ayland 235 19.3% -7.7%
UKIP Allan Shipham 137 11.3% -14.9%
Liberal Democrats John Wheaver 86 7.1% n/a
Turnout: 35.7% (-33.3%) - Majority: 523 (43.0%) - Swing: 11.6% Lab to Con


2015 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
46.9%
Labour
27.0%
UKIP
26.2%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative John Bailey 1,250 46.9%
Conservative Malcolm Ward 944
Labour Helena Reynolds 720 27.0%
UKIP David Matuk 698 26.2%
Turnout: 69.0% - Majority: 224 (8.4%)


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