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Crook by-election, 2014

Labour gain from Independent

A by-election was held for the Crook ward of Durham Council on 18 September 2014 following the death of Independent Cllr Eddie Murphy.

Maureen Stanton gained the seat for Labour.

An earlier by-election for Crook ward was held on 7 November 2013, covered here.

Result

Labour
46.8%
UKIP
21.1%
Liberal Democrats
14.5%
Simpson
12.0%
Conservative
5.6%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Maureen Stanton 753 46.8% +25.1%
UKIP Betty Hopson 339 21.1% n/a
Liberal Democrats David English 233 14.5% +10.0%
Independent Tony Simpson 193 12.0% n/a
Conservative Alan Booth 90 5.6% n/a
Turnout: 17.2% (-6.6%) - Majority: 414 (25.7%) - Swing: not applicable


2013 Result (3 seats)

Murphy
21.7%
Labour
20.2%
Hirst
17.7%
Winter
16.7%
Wear Valley Independents
15.7%
Liberal Democrats
4.5%
Green
3.5%

Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Eddie Murphy 771 21.7%
Labour Edward Tomlinson 719 20.2%
Labour Geoffrey Mowbray 691
Labour Lindsay Wright 642
Independent Ian Hirst 630 17.7%
Independent John Winter 594 16.7%
Wear Valley Independents John Bailey 559 15.7%
Wear Valley Independents Patricia Jopling 476
Wear Valley Independents Marc Cowen 450
Liberal Democrats David English 161 4.5%
Liberal Democrats David Halliday 144
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Godard 124
Green Joanne Yelland 123 3.5%
Green Katherine Machen 89
Green Gerald Alken 88
Turnout: 23.8% - Majority: 52 (1.5%)


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