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Beaver by-election, 2016

UKIP gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Beaver ward of Ashford Borough Council on 4 August 2016 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Jill Britcher who was moving away from the area.

Ryan MacPherson gained the seat for UKIP.

A previous by-election for Beaver was held on 28 February 2013, covered here.

Result

UKIP
42.1%
Labour
27.4%
Conservative
27.1%
Green
3.5%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
UKIP Ryan MacPherson 373 42.1% +11.6%
Labour Caroline Harris 243 27.4% -3.3%
Conservative Jo Gideon 240 27.1% +0.3%
Green Elizabeth Wright 31 3.5% -3.8%
Turnout: 21.3% (-34.6%) - Majority: 130 (14.7%) - Swing: 7.5% Lab to UKIP


2015 Result (2 seats)

Labour
30.7%
UKIP
30.5%
Conservative
26.8%
Green
7.3%
Remedios
4.7%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jill Britcher 817 30.7%
UKIP Beverley Murphy 812 30.5%
Conservative Richard Bunting 715 26.8%
Labour Dylan Jones 645
Conservative Janet Rymer-Jones 423
Green Maria Pizzey 195 7.3%
Green Aniko Szocs 135
Independent Selina Remedios 126 4.7%
Turnout: 55.9% - Majority: split ward


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