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Meads, 2012

A by-election was held for the Meads ward of Eastbourne Borough Council on 31 May 2012 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Nigel Goodyear.

Caroline Ansell held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result
Vote Share
Conservative
59.6%
Lib Dems
15.5%
Labour
10.8%
UKIP
10.8%
Gell
3.3%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Conservative Caroline Ansell 1,783 59.6% +7.1%
Lib Dems Gerard Thompson 465 15.5% -3.2%
Labour Dennis Scard 323 10.8% +1.2%
UKIP Ian Cameron 322 10.8% -1.3%
Independent Keith Gell 100 3.3% +3.3%


2011 Result (3 seats)
Vote Share
Conservative
52.5%
Lib Dems
18.7%
Green
9.7%
Labour
9.6%
UKIP
9.5%

Party Candidate Votes Vote Share
Conservative Barry Taylor 2,239 52.5%
Conservative David Elkin 2,232
Conservative Nigel Goodyear 2,126
Lib Dems Tom Banner 797 18.7%
Lib Dems Jean Fisher 766
Lib Dems Margaret Ticehurst 734
Green Harry Boys 414 9.7%
Labour Jean Couture 411 9.6%
UKIP Ian Cameron 404 9.5%
Labour Dennis Scard 373
Green Dorothy Forsyth 361
Labour Manek Jaffer 349


News
"Caroline wins Meads for Conservatives", Eastbourne Herald, 1 June
"Voters go to the polls for by-election", Eastbourne Herald, 31 May
"Polling day closes in for Meads voters", Eastbourne Herald, 25 May
"Breaking News: Tory councillor quits to fight for police position", Eastbourne Herald, 24 April
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