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Kendal Strickland and Fell by-election, 2016

Liberal Democrats hold

A by-election was held for the Kendal Strickland and Fell ward of Cumbria County Council on 10 March 2016 following the death of Liberal Democrats Cllr John McCreesh.

Peter Thornton held the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
59.9%
Labour
17.2%
Conservative
9.7%
Green
7.2%
UKIP
6.0%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
Liberal DemocratsPeter Thornton 1,06759.9%+7.7%
LabourVirginia Branney 30717.2%-9.7%
ConservativeHarry Taylor 1729.7%-0.5%
GreenAndrew Mason 1287.2%n/a
UKIPDavid Walker 1066.0%-3.9%
Turnout: 37.2% (-1.0%) - Majority: 760 (42.7%) - Swing: 8.7% Lab to LD


2013 Result

Liberal Democrats
52.2%
Labour
26.9%
Conservative
10.2%
UKIP
9.9%
TUSC
0.8%

PartyCandidate Votes%
Liberal DemocratsJohn McCreesh 98052.2%
LabourPaul Braithwaite 50626.9%
ConservativeDavid Glover 19110.2%
UKIPMalcolm Nightingale 1869.9%
TUSCPatrick Timson 150.8%
Turnout: 38.2% - Majority: 474 (25.2%)


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