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Melton Egerton by-election, 2016

Labour gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Melton Egerton ward of Melton Borough Council on 5 May 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Peter Faulkner.

Michael Blase gained the seat for Labour.

A previous by-election for Melton Egerton was held on 15 November 2012, covered here.

Result

Labour
38.2%
Conservative
23.7%
UKIP
20.4%
Gordon
10.5%
Lovegrove
7.3%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
LabourMichael Blase 25538.2%+6.7%
ConservativeMadeleine Smith 15823.7%-11.3%
UKIPJohn Scutter 13620.4%n/a
IndependentMarilyn Gordon 7010.5%n/a
IndependentAndrea Lovegrove 497.3%n/a
Turnout: not published - Majority: 97 (14.5%) - Swing: 9.0% Con to Lab


2015 Result (3 seats)

Conservative
35.0%
Culley
33.4%
Labour
31.5%

PartyCandidate Votes%
ConservativePeter Faulkner 58035.0%
IndependentTina Culley 55333.4%
ConservativeMadeleine Smith 535
LabourMichael Brown 52231.5%
LabourMichael Blase 506
Turnout: not published - Majority: split ward


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