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Howgate by-election, 2015

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Howgate division of Cumbria County Council on 15 October 2015 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Susan Hayman, now MP for Workington.

Gillian Troughton held the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
47.6%
Conservative
33.2%
UKIP
19.2%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Gillian Troughton 436 47.6% -12.9%
Conservative Andrew Wonnacott 304 33.2% +2.3%
UKIP Eric Atkinson 176 19.2% n/a
Turnout: 20.3% (-4.9%) - Majority: 132 (14.4%) - Swing: 7.6% Lab to Con


2013 Result

Labour
60.5%
Conservative
30.9%
Green
8.6%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Susan Hayman 692 60.5%
Conservative Stephen Haraldsen 354 30.9%
Green Richard Scrivener 98 8.6%
Turnout: 25.2% - Majority: 338 (29.5%)


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