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Grove (Kingston-upon-Thames) by-election, July 2015

Liberal Democrats hold

A by-election was held for the Grove ward of Kingston-upon-Thames London Borough Council on 16 July 2015 following the death of Liberal Democrat Cllr Chrissie Hitchcock, the former mayor of Kingston in 1997-8 and again in 2010-1.

Previous by-elections were held for the Grove ward on 5 July 2012, covered here, and on 7 May 2015, covered here.

Jon Tolley held the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
59.9%
Conservative
26.1%
Labour
8.5%
Green
3.3%
UKIP
2.2%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Jon Tolley 1,577 59.9% +26.4%
Conservative Jenny Lewington 688 26.1% -4.8%
Labour Laurie South 223 8.5% -14.0%
Green Clare Keogh 88 3.3% -9.7%
UKIP John Anderson 58 2.2% n/a
Turnout: 34.7% - Majority: 889 (33.8%) - Swing: 15.6% Con to LD


2014 Result (3 seats)

Liberal Democrats
33.5%
Conservatve
30.9%
Labour
22.5%
Green
13.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Liberal Democrats Chrissie Hitchcock 1,041 33.5%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Brister 990
Conservative Phil Doyle 960 30.9%
Conservative Adrian Amer 958
Conservative Alex Ward 906
Liberal Democrats Shoaib Bajwa 888
Labour Tessa Kind 699 22.5%
Labour Steve Mama 577
Labour Peter Roland 497
Green Alison Hood 404 13.0%
Green Tim Cobbett 384
Green Tim Walker 366
Turnout: not published - Majority: split ward


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