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Darwell by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Darwell ward of Rother District Council on 27 October 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Emily Rowlinson.

John Barnes held the seat for the Conservatives.

An earlier by-election for Darwell was held on 31 July 2014, covered here.

Result

Conservative
43.5%
Liberal Democrats
31.4%
Labour
9.6%
Green
8.4%
UKIP
7.3%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative John Barnes 359 43.5% +1.9%
Liberal Democrats Mary Varrall 259 31.4% +14.9%
Labour Antonia Berelson 79 9.6% -0.6%
Green Andrew Wedmore 69 8.4% -6.5%
UKIP Edward Smith 60 7.3% -9.5%
Turnout: 20.5% (-48.2%) - Majority: 100 (12.1%) - Swing: 6.5% Con to LD


2015 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
41.6%
UKIP
16.8%
Liberal Democrats
16.5%
Green
14.9%
Labour
10.2%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Emily Rowlinson 1,419 41.6%
Conservative Eleanor Kirby-Green 1,213
UKIP Eddie Smith 574 16.8%
Liberal Democrats Mary Varrall 564 16.5%
Green Andrew Wedmore 510 14.9%
Labour Christopher Husbands 347 10.2%
Turnout: 68.7% - Majority: 639 (18.7%)


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