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Northwood by-election, 2016

Two UKIP holds

A by-election was held for two seats in the Northwood ward of Thanet District Council on 18 August 2016 following the resignation of Democratic Independent Cllrs Konnor Collins and Helen Smith, both elected as UKIP, after not attending any council meetings for over six months.

Lynda Piper and George Rusiecki held the seats for UKIP.

Result

UKIP
35.6%
Labour
26.0%
Conservative
20.6%
Grostate
9.9%
Liberal Democrats
4.7%
United Thanet
3.2%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
UKIP Lynda Piper 488 35.6% -10.9%
UKIP George Rusiecki 394
Labour Helen Crittenden 356 26.0% -2.6%
Labour Kaz Peet 325
Conservative Charlie Leys 282 20.6% -4.4%
Conservative Marc Rattigan 246
Independent Colin Grostate 136 9.9% n/a
Liberal Democrats Jordan Williams 64 4.7% n/a
Liberal Democrats John Finnegan 48
United Thanet Grahame Birchall 44 3.2% n/a
Turnout: 25.2% (-39.3%) - Majority: 38 (2.8%) - Swing: 4.2% UKIP to Lab


2015 Result (3 seats)

UKIP
46.5%
Labour
28.6%
Conservative
25.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
UKIP Stuart Piper 1,351 46.5%
UKIP Konnor Collins 1,344
UKIP Helen Smith 1,214
Labour Elizabeth Green 830 28.6%
Labour David Cooper 800
Labour Susan Kennedy 784
Conservative Ben Harris 726 25.0%
Conservative Neville Petts 645
Conservative James Rattigan 622
Turnout: 64.5% - Majority: 384 (13.2%)


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