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Westone by-election, 2016

Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Westone ward of Northampton Borough Council on 21 July 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Matthew Lynch.

Brian Markham gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
49.7%
Conservative
27.2%
Labour
23.0%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Brian Markham 583 49.7% +36.3%
Conservative Greg Lunn 319 27.2% -28.8%
Labour Toby Birch 270 23.0% -7.7%
Turnout: 33.0% (-34.5%) - Majority: 264 (22.5%) - Swing: 32.6% Con to LD


2015 Result

Conservative
56.0%
Labour
30.7%
Liberal Democrats
13.4%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Matthew Lynch 1,318 56.0%
Labour Toby Birch 722 30.7%
Liberal Democrats Charles Markham 315 13.4%
Turnout: 67.5% - Majority: 596 (25.3%)


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