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Peninsula by-election, 2014

UKIP gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Peninsula ward of Medway Council on 20 November 2014 following the resignation of UKIP Cllr Christopher Irvine after defecting from the Conservatives.

Christopher Irvine gained the seat for UKIP.

Result

UKIP
48.3%
Conservative
33.3%
Labour
12.1%
Green
5.3%
Liberal Democrats
1.0%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
UKIP Christopher Irvine 2,850 48.3% n/a
Conservative Ron Sands 1,965 33.3% -20.9%
Labour Pete Tungate 716 12.1% -8.6%
Green Clive Gregory 314 5.3% -2.1%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Sams 60 1.0% -5.3%
Turnout: 54.9% (+11.1%) - Majority: 885 (15.0%) - Swing: n/a


2011 Result (3 seats)

Conservative
54.2%
Labour
20.7%
English Democrats
11.3%
Green
7.4%
Liberal Democrats
6.3%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Phil Filmer 2,557 54.2%
Conservative Tony Watson 2,307
Conservative Chris Irvine 2,125
Labour John Griffin 975 20.7%
Labour Debbie Fernandez 898
Labour Simon Wady 879
English Democrats Ron Sands 535 11.3%
English Democrats Dean Lacey 476
Green Richard Patey 351 7.4%
Liberal Democrats Tamsyn Green 298 6.3%
Liberal Democrats Shirley Boosey 282
Turnout: 43.8% - Majority: 1,150 (24.4%)


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