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Strood South by-election, 2016

Conservative gain from UKIP

A by-election was held for the Strood South ward of Medway Council on 20 October 2016 following the resignation of UKIP Cllr Catriona Brown-Reckless.

Josie Iles gained the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
38.4%
Labour
27.7%
UKIP
25.5%
Green
3.9%
Liberal Democrats
3.3%
English Democrats
1.2%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Josie Iles 724 38.4% +3.4%
Labour Isaac Igwe 521 27.7% +3.5%
UKIP Karl Weller 480 25.5% -13.1%
Green Stephen Dyke 74 3.9% n/a
Liberal Democrats Isabelle Cherry 62 3.3% n/a
English Democrats Mike Russell 23 1.2% n/a
Turnout: 16.7% - Majority: 203 (10.8%) - Swing: 8.3% UKIP to Con


2015 Result (3 seats)

UKIP
38.6%
Conservative
35.0%
Labour
24.2%
TUSC
2.2%

Party Candidate Votes %
UKIP Catriona Brown-Reckless 2,527 38.6%
Conservative John Avey 2,289 35.0%
UKIP Mark Joy 2,203
Conservative Josie Iles 2,085
UKIP Richard Thorne 1,898
Conservative Harold Ogunfemi 1,734
Labour Rob Heathfield 1,583 24.2%
Labour Ikechukwu Igwe 1,576
Labour Harinder Mahil 1,411
TUSC Alec Price 141 2.2%
Turnout: not published - Majority: split ward


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