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Windermere by-election, 2016

Liberal Democrats hold

A by-election was held for the Windermere division of Cumbria County Council on 13 October 2016 following the resignation of Liberal Democrats Cllr Colin Jones due to family commitments. Jones was elected in a previous election for Windermere on 2 October 2014, covered here.

Steve Rooke held the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
52.3%
Conservative
40.7%
Labour
4.6%
Green
2.4%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Steve Rooke 1,009 52.3% -9.8%
Conservative Ben Berry 785 40.7% +22.0%
Labour Penny Henderson 88 4.6% -2.5%
Green Kate Threadgold 46 2.4% n/a
Turnout: 41.5% (+1.4%) - Majority: 224 (11.6%) - Swing: 15.9% LD to Con


2013 Result

Liberal Democrats
62.1%
Conservative
18.7%
UKIP
12.1%
Labour
7.1%

Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Jo Stephenson 1,162 62.1%
Conservative Sandra Lilley 350 18.7%
UKIP Marcus Kitson 227 12.1%
Labour Penny Henderson 133 7.1%
Turnout: 40.1% - Majority: 812 (43.4%)


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