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Washington East by-election, 2014

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Washington East ward of Sunderland City Council on 11 December 2014 following the death of Labour Cllr Neville Padgett, elected in 2014.

Tony Taylor held the seat for Labour and will be up for election in 2018.

Result

Labour
38.3%
Conservative
29.4%
UKIP
25.0%
Green
4.6%
Liberal Democrats
2.6%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Tony Taylor 775 38.3% -3.0%
Conservative Hilary Johnson 595 29.4% +4.1%
UKIP Alistair Baxter 506 25.0% -1.1%
Green Tony Murphy 93 4.6% n/a
Liberal Democrats Stephen O'Brien 52 2.6% -2.2%
Turnout: 23.4% (-10.9%) - Majority: 180 (8.9%) - Swing: 3.6% Lab to Con


2014 Result (1 of 3 seats)

Labour
41.3%
UKIP
26.1%
Conservative
25.3%
Liberal Democrats
4.8%
TUSC
2.5%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Neville Padgett 1,254 41.3%
UKIP Linda Hudson 792 26.1%
Conservative Hilary Johnson 767 25.3%
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Bannister 145 4.8%
TUSC Wilf Laws 75 2.5%
Turnout: 34.3% - Majority: 462 (15.2%)


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