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Blackbird Leys by-election, 2014

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Blackbird Leys ward of Oxford City Council on 27 November 2014 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Val Smith, elected in 2012, due to ill health.

Linda Smith held the seat for Labour and will be up for election in 2016.

Result

Labour
75.7%
UKIP
13.5%
Conservative
4.0%
Green
3.1%
TUSC
1.9%
Liberal Democrats
1.6%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Linda Smith 509 75.7% +8.4%
UKIP Dave Slater 91 13.5% -7.0%
Conservative Berk Bektas 27 4.0% -1.7%
Green Elizabeth McHale 21 3.1% -1.4%
TUSC Stella Collier 13 1.9% n/a
Liberal Democrats Lesley Mallinder 11 1.6% -0.4%
Turnout: 15.7% (-6.9%) - Majority: 418 (62.2%) - Swing: 7.7% UKIP to Lab


2014 Result (1 of 2 seats)

Labour
67.3%
UKIP
20.5%
Conservative
5.7%
Green
4.5%
Liberal Democrats
2.0%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Rae Humberstone 642 67.3%
UKIP Kenrick Bird 196 20.5%
Conservative Vanessa Bhagwandin 54 5.7%
Green Elizabeth McHale 43 4.5%
Liberal Democrats Mark Wheeler 19 2.0%
Turnout: 22.6% - Majority: 446 (46.8%)


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