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Failsworth East, 2012

A by-election was held for the Failsworth East ward of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council on 14 June 2012 following the death of Labour Cllr Barbara Dawson.

Norman Briggs held the seat for Labour.

A later by-election for Failsworth East was held on 16 February 2017, covered here.

Result
Vote Share
Labour
79.0%
UKIP
13.8%
Lib Dems
7.2%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Norman Briggs 1,199 79.0% -5.9%
UKIP Carrol Ashton 209 13.8% +13.8%
Lib Dems Ron Wise 109 7.2% -7.9%


2012 Result
Vote Share
Labour
84.9%
Lib Dems
15.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour David Dawson 1,585 84.9%
Lib Dems Stephen Barrow 283 15.1%


News
"Date set for Failsworth East by-election", Oldham Advertiser, 11 May
"Tributes pour in on election night for Failsworth East's Labour Councillor, Barbara Dawson, who died earlier this month", Mancunian Matters, 4 May
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