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Peterlee West, 2012

A by-election was held for the Peterlee West division of Durham County Council on 21 June 2012 following the death of Lib Dem Cllr Barbara Sloan.

Jimmy Alvey gained the seat for Labour.

Result
Vote Share
Labour
70.1%
Hawley
16.5%
Lib Dems
9.0%
Conservative
4.3%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Jimmy Alvey 767 70.1% +25.7%
Independent Karen Hawley 181 16.5% +16.5%
Lib Dems Wendy Bentley 99 9.0% -46.6%
Conservative Harvey Morgan 47 4.3% +4.3%


2008 Result (2 seats)
Vote Share
Lib Dems
55.6%
Labour
44.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Lib Dems Barbara Sloan 857 55.6%
Lib Dems Ralph Liddle 833
Labour G. Pinkney 685 44.4%
Labour D. Taylor-Gooby 664


News
"Lib Dems suffer landslide defeat in County Durham by-election", The Independent, 22 June
" Four up for by-election after death of councillor ", Peterlee Star, 13 June
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