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Newington by-election, July 2016

UKIP hold

A by-election was held for the Newington ward of Thanet District Council on 1 July 2016 following the resignation of UKIP Cllr Mo Leys.

Roy Potts held the seat for UKIP.

A previous by-election for Newington was held on 21 January 2016, covered here.

Result

UKIP
40.2%
Labour
38.3%
Conservative
17.0%
Liberal Democrats
4.5%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
UKIP Roy Potts 295 40.2% -4.0%
Labour David Green 281 38.3% +1.9%
Conservative Adam Dark 125 17.0% -2.5%
Liberal Democrats Matthew Brown 33 4.5% n/a
Turnout: 20.0% (-47.7%) - Majority: 14 (1.9%) - Swing: 3.0% UKIP to Lab


2015 Result (2 seats)

UKIP
44.2%
Labour
36.4%
Conservative
19.5%

Party Candidate Votes %
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: 67.7% - Majority: 117 (5.8%)


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