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Sovereign by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Sovereign ward of Eastbourne Borough Council on 24 November 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Raymond Blakebrough due to work commitments.

Paul Metcalfe held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
65.2%
Liberal Democrats
27.0%
Labour
7.8%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Paul Metcalfe 1,276 65.2% +24.3%
Liberal Democrats Roger Howarth 528 27.0% +1.6%
Labour Louis Thorburn 152 7.8% -
Turnout: not published - Majority: 748 (38.2%) - Swing: 11.4% LD to Con


2015 Result (3 seats)

Conservative
40.9%
Liberal Democrats
25.4%
UKIP
21.1%
Labour
7.8%
Green
4.8%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Raymond Blakebrough 2,707 40.9%
Conservative Penny Di Cara 2,366
Conservative Gordon Jenkins 2,219
Liberal Democrats Barbara Leggett 1,684 25.4%
UKIP Nicola Burton 1,395 21.1%
Liberal Democrats Nick Maskelyne 1,360
Liberal Democrats Anthony Somers 1,287
UKIP Paul Keeble 1,081
UKIP Jean Spencer 984
Labour Richard Goude 514 7.8%
Labour Samantha Lyster 463
Labour Sarah Richards 437
Green Robert Sier 321 4.8%
Turnout: not published - Majority: 535 (8.1%)


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