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Purley-on-Thames by-election, 2015

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Purley-on-Thames ward of West Berkshire Council on 28 January 2015 following the death of Conservative Cllr David Betts.

Rick Jones held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
68.1%
Labour
12.5%
UKIP
11.9%
Liberal Democrats
7.6%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Rick Jones 936 68.1% +1.0%
Labour Ian Stevens 172 12.5% -8.7%
UKIP Catherine Anderson 163 11.9% n/a
Liberal Democrats Steve Bown 104 7.6% -4.1%
Turnout: 26.6% (-21.4%) - Majority: 764 (55.6%) - Swing: 4.9% Lab to Con


2011 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
67.1%
Labour
27.2%
Liberal Democrats
11.7%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Tim Metcalfe 1,621 67.1%
Conservative David Betts 1,536
Labour Robert Tutton 512 21.2%
Labour Riyad Abboushi 318
Liberal Democrats Ann Turner 282 11.7%
Liberal Democrats Paul Walter 226
Turnout: 48.0% - Majority: 1,024 (42.4%)


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