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St John's by-election, 2017

Fylde Ratepayers hold

A by-election was held for the St John's ward of Fylde Borough Council on 9 February 2017 following the disqualification of Fylde Ratepayers Cllr Mark Bamforth after not attending any council meetings for six months due to illness (link).

Bamforth was originally elected in a previous by-election held on 27 March 2014, covered here.

Bamforth stood for re-election and held the seat for the Fylde Ratepayers.

Result

Fylde Ratepayers
60.8%
Conservative
30.0%
Labour
4.9%
Green
4.3%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Fylde Ratepayers Mark Bamforth 564 60.8% +15.9%
Conservative Paul Lomax 278 30.0% +4.4%
Labour Jayne Boardman 45 4.9% -8.3%
Green Paul Hill 40 4.3% n/a
Turnout: 25.7% (-42.5%) - Majority: 286 (30.9%) - Swing: 5.8% Con to Ratepayers


2015 Result (3 seats)

Fylde Ratepayers
44.9%
Conservative
25.6%
Labour
13.2%
Duncan
10.9%
Liberal Democrats
5.4%

Party Candidate Votes %
Fylde Ratepayers Mark Bamforth 1,607 44.9%
Fylde Ratepayers Roger Lloyd 1,028
Conservative Tim Ashton 916 25.6%
Conservative Brenda Ackers 856
Conservative Christopher Senior 585
Labour Jose Shackleton 473 13.2%
Independent Paul Duncan 390 10.9%
Liberal Democrats Pam Winlow 192 5.4%
Turnout: 68.2% - Majority: split ward


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