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Risedale by-election, 2015

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Risedale ward of Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council on 29 October 2015 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Lesley Graham to take up a new job.

Michael Cassells held the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
53.0%
UKIP
23.9%
Conservative
23.1%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Michael Cassells 428 53.0% -24.1%
UKIP Colin Rudd 193 23.9% +1.0%
Conservative Carole Friend 187 23.1% n/a
Turnout: 18.2% - Majority: 235 (29.1%) - Swing: 12.6% Lab to UKIP


2015 Result (3 seats)

Labour
77.1%
UKIP
22.9%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Hayley Preston 1,474 77.1%
Labour Kevin Hamilton 1,361
Labour Lesley Graham 1,310
UKIP Geoffrey Bowron 438 22.9%
UKIP Alan Taylor 348
Turnout: not published - Majority: 872 (45.6%)


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