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Fareham Town by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Fareham Town division of Hampshire County Council on 5 May 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr George Ringrow after admitting to benefit fraud (link).

Christopher Matthews held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
41.9%
UKIP
20.6%
Liberal Democrats
18.1%
Labour
12.9%
Green
6.4%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
ConservativeChristopher Matthews 4,40841.9%+9.4%
UKIPPaul Sturgess 2,16420.6%-8.6%
Liberal DemocratsPeter Trott 1,90518.1%-5.4%
LabourJames Carr 1,36012.9%+3.6%
GreenDavid Harrison 6736.4%+0.9%
Turnout: 38.1% (+7.3%) - Majority: 2,244 (21.4%) - Swing: 9.0% UKIP to Con


2013 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
32.5%
UKIP
29.2%
Liberal Democrats
23.5%
Labour
9.3%
Green
5.5%

PartyCandidate Votes%
ConservativePeter Latham 2,80232.5%
ConservativeGeorge Ringrow 2,686
UKIPBob Ingram 2,51729.2%
UKIPDavid Whittingham 2,207
Liberal DemocratsPaul Whittle 2,02823.5%
Liberal DemocratsDavid Norris 1,933
LabourJames Carr 8049.3%
LabourRichard Ryan 737
GreenDilys Harrison 4705.5%
GreenDavid Harrison 415
Turnout: 30.8% - Majority: 169 (2.0%)


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