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Southbourne by-election, 2016

Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Southbourne ward of Chichester District Council on 1 December 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Bruce Finch.

Jonathan Brown gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
58.1%
Conservative
26.0%
UKIP
11.1%
Labour
4.8%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Brown 646 58.1% +16.2%
Conservative David Harwood 289 26.0% -32.1%
UKIP Patricia Hunt 123 11.1% n/a
Labour Rebecca Hamlet 53 4.8% n/a
Turnout: 20.2% (-44.8%) - Majority: 357 (32.1%) - Swing: 24.2% Con to LD


2015 Result (3 seats)

Conservative
58.1%
Liberal Democrats
41.9%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Robert Hayes 1,994 58.1%
Conservative Graham Hicks 1,865
Conservative Bruce Finch 1,847
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Brown 1,437 41.9%
Liberal Democrats Matthew Leeming 914
Liberal Democrats Adrian Moss 878
Turnout: 65.0% - Majority: 410 (11.9%)


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