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Westgate by-election, 2016

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Westgate ward of Lancaster City (Borough) Council on 13 October 2016 following the resignation of Labour Cllr David Smith who was moving to Bradford.

Ian Clift held the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
41.6%
Morecambe Bay Independents
18.1%
UKIP
17.2%
Conservative
16.7%
Liberal Democrats
3.9%
Green
2.4%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Ian Clift 443 41.6% +9.1%
Morecambe Bay Independents Roger Dennison 193 18.1% +0.4%
UKIP Michelle Ogden 183 17.2% -7.5%
Conservative Daniel Gibbins 178 16.7% -8.4%
Liberal Democrats Louise Stansfield 41 3.9% n/a
Green Richard Moriarty 26 2.4% n/a
Turnout: 19.4% (-36.8%) - Majority: 250 (23.5%) - Swing: 4.4% MBI to Lab


2015 Result (3 seats)

Labour
32.5%
Conservative
25.1%
UKIP
24.7%
Morecambe Bay Independents
17.7%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Tracy Brown 1,279 32.5%
Labour David Smith 1,261
Labour Claire Cozler 1,115
Conservative Joseph Wilson 985 25.1%
UKIP Michelle Ogden 970 24.7%
Morecambe Bay Independents Barry Vickers 696 17.7%
Turnout: 56.2% - Majority: 130 (3.3%)


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