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Newington by-election, January 2016

Labour gain from UKIP

A by-election was held for the Newington ward of Thanet District Council on 21 January 2016 following the resignation of UKIP Cllr Vince Munday who was moving to Thailand.

Karen Constantine gained the seat for Labour.

A later by-election for Newington was held on 1 July 2016, covered here.

Result

Labour
37.7%
UKIP
30.0%
Conservative
20.4%
Hodder
6.4%
Green
2.6%
Liberal Democrats
1.6%
Birchall
1.3%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Karen Constantine 288 37.7% +1.3%
UKIP Duncan Smithson 229 30.0% -14.2%
Conservative Adam Dark 156 20.4% +0.9%
Independent Alan Hodder 49 6.4% n/a
Green Ian Driver 20 2.6% n/a
Liberal Democrats Jordan Williams 12 1.6% n/a
Independent Grahame Birchall 10 1.3% n/a
Turnout: not published - Majority: 59 (7.7%) - Swing: 7.8% UKIP to Lab


2015 Result (2 seats)

UKIP
44.2%
Labour
36.4%
Conservative
19.5%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
UKIP Mo Leys 884 44.2%
UKIP Vince Munday 845
Labour Karen Constantine 728 36.4%
Labour David Green 713
Conservative Daphne Sharp 390 19.5%
Conservative Jill Bayford 363
Turnout: 68.0% - Majority: 117 (5.8%)


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