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Christchurch by-election, 2016

Labour gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Christchurch ward of Allerdale Borough Council on 22 September 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Margaret Jackson to spend more time with her family.

Joan Ellis gained the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
40.7%
Liberal Democrats
29.4%
Conservative
25.9%
UKIP
4.0%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Joan Ellis 324 40.7% +5.8%
Liberal Democrats Debbie Taylor 234 29.4% +20.0%
Conservative Simon Nicholson 206 25.9% -19.3%
UKIP Eric Atkinson 32 4.0% n/a
Turnout: 36.2% (-50.8%) - Majority: 90 (11.3%) - Swing: 12.6% Con to Lab


2015 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
45.2%
Labour
34.9%
Green
10.5%
Liberal Democrats
9.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Eric Nicholson 925 45.2%
Conservative Margaret Jackson 832
Labour Joan Ellis 714 34.9%
Labour Jim Samson 580
Green Pete Barnes 216 10.5%
Liberal Democrats Roger Peck 193 9.4%
Turnout: 87.0% - Majority: 118 (5.8%)


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