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Gravesham East by-election, 2016

Conservative gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Gravesham East division of Kent County Council on 18 August 2016 following the death of Labour Cllr Jane Cribbon.

Diane Marsh gained the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
36.0%
Labour
31.5%
UKIP
26.0%
Green
4.3%
Liberal Democrats
2.3%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Diane Marsh 1,758 36.0% +8.4%
Labour Lyn Milner 1,538 31.5% -4.8%
UKIP Tina Brooker 1,272 26.0% +2.8%
Green Martin Wilson 209 4.3% n/a
Liberal Democrats Mark Marsh 110 2.3% -1.5%
Turnout: not published - Majority: 220 (4.5%) - Swing: 6.6% Lab to Con


2013 Result (2 seats)

Labour
36.3%
Conservative
27.6%
UKIP
23.2%
English Democrats
6.6%
Liberal Democrats
3.8%
TUSC
2.5%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Colin Caller 3,659 36.3%
Labour Jane Cribbon 3,581
Conservative John Cubitt 2,786 27.6%
UKIP David Beattie 2,342 23.2%
Conservative Samir Jassal 2,250
English Democrats Jason Mee 663 6.6%
Liberal Democrats Martin Wilson 380 3.8%
TUSC Chas Berry 256 2.5%
Turnout: 29.4% - Majority: 795 (7.9%)


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