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Beaver, 2013

A by-election was held for the Beaver ward of Ashford Borough Council on 28 February 2013 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Rebecca Rutter.

Jill Britcher held the seat for Labour.

A later by-election for Beaver was held on 4 August 2016, covered here.

Result
Vote Share
Labour
35.8%
Conservative
19.1%
UKIP
18.8%
Ashford Independent
10.3%
Lib Dems
9.6%
Other
6.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Jill Britcher 296 35.8% -3.0%
Conservative Jane Martin 158 19.1% -17.3%
UKIP Angharad Yeo 155 18.8% +18.8%
Ashford Independent Palma Laughton 85 10.3% -14.5%
Lib Dems Jack Cowen 79 9.6% +9.6%
Independent John Holland 34 4.1% +4.1%
Green Mark Reed 19 2.3% +2.3%


2011 Result (2 seats)
Vote Share
Labour
38.8%
Conservative
36.4%
Ashford Independent
24.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Christopher Clark 481 38.8%
Labour Brendan Naughton 479
Conservative Stephen Bates 452 36.4%
Conservative Cengizhan Cerit 335
Ashford Independent Laura Lawrence 308 24.8%
Ashford Independent Stacey Smith 261


Blog
By-Election Preview on English Elections Blog


Forum
By-Election Thread on Vote UK Forum


News
"Ashford Beaver ward by-election results: Labour secure comfortable win"
Kent News, 1 March
"Labour hold Beaver ward in by-election"
Kent Online, 1 March

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