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Hexham West by-election, 2016

Independent gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Hexham West ward of Northumberland Council on 4 February 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Colin Cessford for family reasons.

Derek Kennedy gained the seat as an Independent.

Result

Kennedy
36.6%
Conservative
33.2%
Labour
14.6%
Pickering
9.1%
Green
6.5%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Independent Derek Kennedy 501 36.6% n/a
Conservative Tom Gillanders 454 33.2% -15.1%
Labour Nuala Rose 200 14.6% -0.3%
Independent Anne Pickering 125 9.1% n/a
Green Lee Williscroft-Ferris 89 6.5% n/a
Turnout: 43.1% (-9.4%) - Majority: 47 (3.4%) - Swing: not applicable


2013 Result

Conservative
48.3%
Liberal Democrats
30.8%
Labour
14.9%
UKIP
6.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Colin Cessford 848 48.3%
Liberal Democrats Derek Kennedy 540 30.8%
Labour David Crockit 261 14.9%
UKIP Zoe Philipson 105 6.0%
Turnout: 52.5% - Majority: 308 (17.6%)


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