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Birchington and Rural by-election, 2018

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Birchington and Rural division of Kent County Council on 11 January 2018 following the death of Conservative Cllr Ken Gregory.

Elizabeth Hurst held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
56.6%
Labour
19.1%
Liberal Democrats
12.5%
UKIP
8.0%
Green
3.8%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Elizabeth Hurst 2,534 56.6% +6.1%
Labour Pauline Farrance 856 19.1% +2.9%
Liberal Democrats Angela Mary Curwen 561 12.5% +0.5%
UKIP Zita Pauline Wiltshire 357 8.0% -7.8%
Green Natasha Anne Ransom 169 3.8% -1.8%
Turnout: 17.0% (-14.6%) - Spoiled: 17 - Majority: 1,678 (37.5%) - Swing: 1.6% Lab to Con


2017 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
50.5%
Labour
16.2%
UKIP
15.8%
Liberal Democrats
12.0%
Green
5.6%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Emma Dawson 4,529 50.5%
Conservative Ken Gregory 4,103
Labour Lynda Diana Robinson 1,455 16.2%
UKIP Suzanne Brimm 1,418 15.8%
UKIP Peter Evans 1,141
Labour Seamus Yener 1,115
Liberal Democrats Angie Curwen 1,076 12.0%
Liberal Democrats Martyn Harry Pennington 819
Green Natasha Anne Ransom 499 5.6%
Turnout: 31.6% - Spoiled: 6 - Majority: 2,648 (29.5%)


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