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Castle (Carlisle) by-election, November 2016

2015-19 term

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Castle ward of Carlisle City (Borough) Council on 24 November 2016 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Barrie Osgood after being prosecuted for benefit fraud (link).

Stephen Sidgwick held the seat for Labour.

A previous by-election for this ward was held on 15 September 2016, covered here.

Result

Labour
49.3%
Conservative
27.3%
UKIP
11.1%
Liberal Democrats
7.2%
Green
5.1%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Stephen Sidgwick 350 49.3% -0.6%
Conservative John North 194 27.3% +3.7%
UKIP Michael Story 79 11.1% -2.6%
Liberal Democrats David Wood 51 7.2% -1.0%
Green Neil Boothman 36 5.1% +0.5%
Turnout: 18.1% (-11.2%) - Majority: 156 (22.0%) - Swing: 2.2% Lab to Con


2016 Result (1 of 3 seats)

Labour
49.9%
Conservative
23.6%
UKIP
13.7%
Liberal Democrats
8.2%
Green
4.6%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Joanna Coleman 544 49.9%
Conservative Melissa Andrews 258 23.6%
UKIP Robert Reid-Sinclair 150 13.7%
Liberal Democrats Manwara Begum 89 8.2%
Green Alan Simpson 50 4.6%
Turnout: 29.3% - Majority: 286 (26.2%)


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