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Castle, 2013

A by-election was held for the Castle ward of Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council on 2 May 2013 following the resignation of Lib Dem Cllr Ian Laverick.

Philip Lower held the seat for the Lib Dems.

Result
Vote Share
Lib Dems
43.7%
Labour
39.2%
Newcastle First
8.1%
Conservative
7.3%
TUSC
1.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Lib Dems Philip Lower 1,165 43.7% -6.2%
Labour Ben Riley 1,043 39.2% +4.7%
Newcastle First John Gordon 215 8.1% +0.1%
Conservative Jennifer Nixon 194 7.3% -0.3%
TUSC Rory Jobe 47 1.8% +1.8%


2012 Result (1 of 3 seats)
Vote Share
Lib Dems
49.9%
Labour
34.5%
Newcastle First
8.0%
Conservative
7.6%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Lib Dems Ian Graham 1,432 49.9%
Labour Shane Smith 991 34.5%
Newcastle First Malcolm Smith 229 8.0%
Conservative Katie Bennett 217 7.6%


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By-Election Thread on Vote UK Forum

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