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Higher Croft by-election, 2016

2015-19 term

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Higher Croft ward of Blackburn with Darwen Council on 15 December 2016 following the death of Labour Cllr Mike Johnson.

Amy Johnson held the seat for Labour.

A later by-election for Higher Croft was held on 23 March 2017, covered here.

Result

Labour
58.2%
UKIP
25.0%
Conservative
16.7%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Amy Johnson 435 58.2% -15.7%
UKIP Ian Grimshaw 187 25.0% n/a
Conservative Maureen McGarvey 125 16.7% -9.4%
Turnout: 15.0% (-8.9%) - Majority: 248 (33.2%) - Swing: not applicable


2016 Result (1 of 3 seats)

Labour
73.9%
Conservative
26.1%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Don McKinlay 874 73.9%
Conservative Michael Brooks 309 26.1%
Turnout: 23.9% - Majority: 565 (47.8%)


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