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Chiddingly and East Hoathly by-election, 2017

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Chiddingly and East Hoathly ward of Wealden District Council on 20 July 2017 following the disqualification of Conservative Cllr Barby Dashwood-Morris for non-attendance.

David Russell Watts held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
53.4%
Labour
28.3%
Liberal Democrats
18.3%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
ConservativeDavid Russell Watts 34953.4%-11.2%
LabourTony Fielding 18528.3%+9.4%
Liberal DemocratsPaul Steven Holbrook 12018.3%n/a
Turnout: 26.2% (-49.5%)   -   Valid votes: 654   -   Invalid votes: 1
Majority: 164 (25.1%)   -   Swing: 10.3% Con to Lab


2015 Result

Conservative
64.6%
Labour
18.9%
UKIP
16.6%

PartyCandidate Votes%
ConservativeBarby Dashwood-Morris 1,19364.6%
LabourTom Serpell 34918.9%
UKIPGeorge Norton 30616.6%
Turnout: 75.7%   -   Valid votes: 1,848   -   Invalid votes: 20
Majority: 844 (45.7%)


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