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Banbury Grimsbury and Castle by-election, 2015

Labour gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Banbury Grimsbury and Castle ward of Cherwell District Council on 1 October 2015 following the death of Conservative Cllr Ann Bonner, elected in 2012.

Shaida Hussain gained the seat for Labour, and will be up for election again in 2016.

Result

Labour
45.0%
Conservative
38.1%
UKIP
8.6%
Liberal Democrats
4.2%
Green
4.1%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Shaida Hussain 781 45.0% +8.3%
Conservative Tony Mepham 661 38.1% +3.1%
UKIP Linda Wren 150 8.6% -6.3%
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Ashworth 73 4.2% -1.3%
Green Christopher Manley 72 4.1% -3.8%
Turnout: 21.8% (-30.1%) - Majority: 120 (6.9%) - Swing: 2.6% Con to Lab


2015 Result (1 of 3 seats)

Labour
36.7%
Conservative
35.0%
UKIP
14.9%
Green
7.9%
Liberal Democrats
5.5%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Andrew Beere 1,533 36.7%
Conservative Tony Mepham 1,460 35.0%
UKIP Linda Wren 623 14.9%
Green Jack Barton 330 7.9%
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Ashworth 230 5.5%
Turnout: 51.9% - Majority: 73 (1.7%)


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