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Alston Moor by-election, 2016

Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Alston Moor ward of Eden District Council on 4 August 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr David Hymers after being featured in Private Eye's 'Rotten Boroughs' section (link).

Thomas Sheriff gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

A later by-election for Alston Moor was held on 20 July 2017, covered here.

Result

Liberal Democrats
54.6%
Conservative
45.4%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Thomas Sheriff 302 54.6% n/a
Conservative Stephen Harrison 251 45.4% +15.8%
Turnout: 33.0% (-29.8%) - Majority: 51 (9.2%) - Swing: not applicable


2015 Result (2 seats)

Godwin
43.2%
Conservative
29.6%
Haldon
27.1%

Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Patricia Godwin 710 43.2%
Conservative David Hymers 487 29.6%
Independent Timothy Haldon 446 27.1%
Turnout: 62.8% - Majority: split ward


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