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Margate Central by-election, 2017

Labour gain from UKIP

A by-election was held for the Margate Central ward of Thanet District Council on 3 August 2017 following the resignation of Independent Cllr Jeffrey Elenor, originally elected for UKIP.

Ian Venables gained the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
57.5%
Conservative
24.1%
UKIP
6.6%
Liberal Democrats
4.2%
McCastree
3.0%
Green
2.9%
Rees
1.6%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
LabourIan Venables 45457.5%+25.2%
ConservativeReece Pugh 19024.1%+3.1%
UKIPLiz Plewis 526.6%-23.8%
Liberal DemocratsJohn Finnegan 334.2%n/a
IndependentDean Bert McCastree 243.0%n/a
GreenBernard Charles Kirkham 232.9%-8.1%
IndependentPip Rees 131.6%n/a
Turnout: 21.3% (-44.1%)   -   Valid votes: 789   -   Invalid votes: 1
Majority: 264 (33.5%)   -   Swing: 24.5% UKIP to Lab


2015 Result (2 seats)

Labour
32.3%
UKIP
30.4%
Conservative
21.0%
Green
11.0%
Reality
3.0%
Kiddell
2.2%

PartyCandidate Votes%
LabourIris Johnston 68032.3%
UKIPJeffrey Elenor 63930.4%
UKIPMo Elenor 590
LabourJohn Watkins 497
ConservativePaul Messenger 44121.0%
ConservativeSimon John Smith 348
GreenLouise Elizabeth Oldfield 23211.0%
GreenEdward John Targett 159
RealityRoxy Tesla 643.0%
IndependentMandy Kiddell 472.2%
Turnout: 65.4%   -   Valid votes: 1,921   -   Invalid votes: 4
Majority: split ward


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