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Kersal by-election, 2017

2015-19 term

Conservative gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Kersal ward of Salford City (Metropolitan Borough) Council on 2 March 2017 following the death of Labour Cllr Harry Davies.

Arnie Saunders gained the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
42.0%
Labour
27.3%
Wineberg
17.5%
UKIP
9.0%
Green
2.4%
Liberal Democrats
1.9%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Arnie Saunders 850 42.0% +5.6%
Labour Mike Pevitt 553 27.3% -19.8%
Independent Jonny Wineberg 354 17.5% n/a
UKIP Christopher Barnes 182 9.0% -1.9%
Green Jason Reading 48 2.4% -2.0%
Liberal Democrats Adam Slack 39 1.9% n/a
Turnout: 24.1% (-6.9%) - Majority: 297 (14.7%) - Swing: 12.7% Lab to Con


2016 Result (1 of 3 seats)

Labour
47.1%
Conservative
36.4%
UKIP
10.9%
Green
4.4%
TUSC
1.2%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Peter Connor 1,219 47.1%
Conservative Arnold Saunders 942 36.4%
UKIP Seamus Martin 283 10.9%
Green Jason Reading 113 4.4%
TUSC Alan Metcalfe 31 1.2%
Turnout: 31.0% - Majority: 277 (10.7%)


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