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Polegate North, 2012

A by-election was held for the Polegate North ward of Wealden District Council on 2 August 2012 following the death of Lib Dem Cllr Roy Martin.

Don Broadbent held the seat for the Lib Dems.

Result
Vote Share
Lib Dems
37.7%
O'Riordan
20.4%
Conservative
20.0%
UKIP
16.2%
Labour
5.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Lib Dems Don Broadbent 494 37.7% +14.4%
Independent Joe O'Riordan 267 20.4% +20.4%
Conservative Edward Board 263 20.0% +1.3%
UKIP Bernie Goodwin 212 16.2% +16.2%
Labour Alex Mthobi 76 5.8% +0.7%


2011 Result (2 seats)
Vote Share
Shing
34.9%
Lib Dems
23.3%
Conservative
18.7%
Harmer
18.0%
Labour
5.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote Share
Independent Oi Shing 1,017 34.9%
Lib Dems Roy Martin 680 23.3%
Conservative Edward Board 544 18.7%
Independent John Harmer 526 18.0%
Conservative Simon Popek 402
Lib Dems Hazel Thorn 336
Labour Alex Mthobi 148 5.1%


News
"Thank you for your votes (letter)", Eastbourne Herald, 13 August
"Lib Dems hold onto Polegate North - By Election", Sussex Express, 3 August
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