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Southcote by-election, 2016

2015-19 term

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Southcote ward of Reading Council on 21 July 2016 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Matt Lawrence due to work commitments.

Jason Brock held the seat for Labour.

A previous by-election for Southcote was held on 24 July 2014, covered here.

Result

Labour
64.1%
Conservative
26.1%
Liberal Democrats
5.3%
Green
4.5%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Jason Brock 934 64.1% +0.2%
Conservative Russell Martin 381 26.1% +1.3%
Liberal Democrats Mark Cole 77 5.3% -0.9%
Green Alan Lockey 66 4.5% -0.6%
Turnout: 22.5% (-10.5%) - Majority: 553 (37.9%) - Swing: 0.6% Lab to Con


2016 Result (1 of 3 seats)

Labour
63.9%
Conservative
24.8%
Liberal Democrats
6.2%
Green
5.1%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Debs Edwards 1,325 63.9%
Conservative Russell Martin 515 24.8%
Liberal Democrats Mark Cole 129 6.2%
Green Doug Cresswell 106 5.1%
Turnout: 33.0% - Majority: 810 (39.0%)


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