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East Brighton by-election, 2016

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the East Brighton ward of Brighton and Hove Council on 4 August 2016 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Maggie Barradell.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle held the seat for Labour as a Labour Co-operative candidate.

A previous by-election for East Brighton was held on 18 October 2012, covered here.

Result

Labour Co-operative
57.5%
Conservative
19.9%
Green
11.1%
UKIP
5.9%
Liberal Democrats
4.5%
Sammut
1.2%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Co-operative Lloyd Russell-Moyle 1,488 57.5% +11.0%
Conservative David Plant 514 19.9% -2.6%
Green Mitch Alexander 286 11.1% -8.4%
UKIP Leigh Farrow 152 5.9% n/a
Liberal Democrats Andrew England 116 4.5% -3.4%
Independent Ramon Sammut 31 1.2% n/a
Turnout: 24.5% (-36.3%) - Majority: 974 (37.6%) - Swing: 6.8% Con to Lab


2015 Result (3 seats)

Labour
46.5%
Conservative
22.5%
Green
19.5%
Liberal Democrats
7.9%
TUSC
3.7%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Gill Mitchell 3,229 46.5%
Labour Maggie Barradell 3,225
Labour Warren Morgan 2,918
Conservative Gail Woodcock 1,563 22.5%
Conservative Dave Plant 1,510
Conservative Jan Young 1,416
Green Marie Sansford 1,357 19.5%
Green Paul Philo 1,021
Green Matt Traini 855
Liberal Democrats Paul Chandler 546 7.9%
TUSC Julie Donovan 255 3.7%
Turnout: 60.8% - Majority: 1,355 (19.5%)


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