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Tottington by-election, 2015

Conservative gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Tottington ward of Bury Metropolitan Borough Council on 22 October 2015 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Simon Carter, elected in 2012, after pleading guilty to making indecent images of children (Manchester Evening News).

Greg Keeley gained the seat for the Conservatives and will be up for election again in 2016.

Result

Conservative
52.2%
Labour
30.9%
UKIP
9.9%
Liberal Democrats
4.3%
Green
2.7%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Greg Keeley 1,046 52.2% +3.4%
Labour Martin Hayes 619 30.9% +2.0%
UKIP Ian Henderson 198 9.9% -4.4%
Liberal Democrats David Foss 87 4.3% +0.8%
Green John Southworth 54 2.7% -1.8%
Turnout: 25.9% (-43.0%) - Majority: 427 (21.3%) - Swing: 0.7% Lab to Con


2015 Result (1 of 3 seats)

Conservative
48.8%
Labour
28.9%
UKIP
14.3%
Green
4.5%
Liberal Democrats
3.5%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Yvonne Wright 2,682 48.8%
Labour Andrew Jones 1,592 28.9%
UKIP Ian Henderson 785 14.3%
Green Samantha Deas 247 4.5%
Liberal Democrats David Foss 194 3.5%
Turnout: 68.9% - Majority: 1,090 (19.8%)


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