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Park, 2014

A by-election was held for the Park ward of Reading Council on 22 May 2014 following the resignation of Green Cllr Melanie Eastwood.

Unusually, this by-election was held on the same day as the regular election for another seat in this ward, but the two contests were contested separately instead of as one two-seat vacancy.

Josh Williams held the seat for the Greens.

Result
Green
51.1%
Labour
33.1%
Conservative
12.7%
Lib Dems
3.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Green Josh Williams 1,569 51.1% +4.5%
Labour Matthew Lawrence 1,015 33.1% -7.8%
Conservative Shanaz Akhtar 391 12.7% +2.3%
Lib Dems Francis Jakeman 93 3.0% +1.0%


2012 Result (1 of 3 seats)
Green
46.6%
Labour
40.9%
Conservative
10.4%
Lib Dems
2.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Green Jamie Whitham 1,246 46.6%
Labour Rachael Crisp 1,094 40.9%
Conservative Laurence Taylor 279 10.4%
Lib Dems Hoyte Swager 54 2.0%


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By-Election Thread on Vote UK Forum


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