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Stoke by-election, 2016

Labour gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Stoke ward of Guildford Borough Council on 5 May 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr William Chesterfield due to work commitments.

James Walsh gained the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
34.8%
Conservative
32.8%
Liberal Democrats
32.4%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
LabourJames Walsh 52834.8%+6.7%
ConservativeBarry Keane 49732.8%+2.0%
Liberal DemocratsHannah Thompson 49232.4%+7.9%
Turnout: 27.5% - Majority: 31 (2.0%) - Swing: 2.4% Con to Lab


2015 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
30.8%
Labour
28.1%
Liberal Democrats
24.5%
UKIP
16.6%

PartyCandidate Votes%
ConservativeWilliam Chesterfield 85530.8%
LabourAngela Gunning 78028.1%
ConservativeJoshua Martin 744
LabourMichael Hassell 626
Liberal DemocratsHannah Thompson 67824.5%
Liberal DemocratsStephen Wright 475
UKIPMaureen Craig 45916.6%
UKIPMalik Azam 364
Turnout: not published - Majority: split ward


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