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Southwater by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Southwater ward of Horsham District Council on 10 November 2016 following the death of Conservative Cllr Ian Howard.

Billy Greening held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
66.2%
Liberal Democrats
19.5%
Labour
7.5%
UKIP
6.9%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Billy Greening 1,046 66.2% +30.4%
Liberal Democrats Richard Greenwood 308 19.5% +2.4%
Labour Kevin O'Sullivan 118 7.5% -2.1%
UKIP Uri Baran 109 6.9% -8.3%
Turnout: 20.0% (-51.6%) - Majority: 738 (46.7%) - Swing: 14.0% LD to Con


2015 Result (3 seats)

Conservative
35.8%
Liberal Democrats
17.1%
UKIP
15.2%
Smith
11.3%
Green
11.1%
Labour
9.6%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative John Chidlow 2,583 35.8%
Conservative Ian Howard 2,442
Conservative Claire Vickers 2,347
Liberal Democrats Gary Charman 1,233 17.1%
UKIP Christopher Heath 1,099 15.2%
UKIP Neil Whitear 946
Independent Roger Smith 814 11.3%
Green Peter Shaw 801 11.1%
Liberal Democrats Derek Deedman 743
Labour Jacqueline Little 690 9.6%
Turnout: 71.6% - Majority: split ward


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