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Fair Oak and Horton Heath by-election, 2016

2015-19 term

Liberal Democrat hold

A by-election was held for the Fair Oak and Horton Heath ward of Eastleigh Borough Council on 3 November 2016 following the death of Liberal Democrat Cllr Roger Smith.

Nicholas Couldrey held the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
46.0%
Conservative
30.7%
UKIP
15.9%
Labour
7.3%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Couldrey 828 46.0% +6.8%
Conservative Steven Broomfield 553 30.7% +3.7%
UKIP George McGuinness 286 15.9% -6.5%
Labour John Sorley 132 7.3% -4.1%
Turnout: 26.6% (-9.6%) - Majority: 275 (15.3%) - Swing: 1.6% Con to LD


2016 Result (1 of 3 seats)

Liberal Democrats
39.2%
Conservative
27.0%
UKIP
22.4%
Labour
11.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Liberal Democrats Rob Rushton 959 39.2%
Conservative Steven Broomfield 661 27.0%
UKIP Hugh McGuinness 547 22.4%
Labour Mary Shephard 279 11.4%
Turnout: 36.2% - Majority: 298 (12.2%)


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