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Swanley by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Swanley division of Kent County Council on 13 October 2016 following the death of Conservative Cllr Robert Brookbank.

Michael Horwood held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
32.4%
UKIP
27.8%
Labour
23.4%
Liberal Democrats
16.4%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Michael Horwood 717 32.4% -8.7%
UKIP James Halford 615 27.8% +7.9%
Labour Angela George 518 23.4% -8.9%
Liberal Democrats Robert Woodbridge 362 16.4% n/a
Turnout: 20.1% (-2.1%) - Majority: 102 (4.6%) - Swing: 8.3% Con to UKIP


2013 Result

Conservative
41.1%
Labour
32.3%
UKIP
19.9%
Green
3.1%
English Democrats
2.4%
BNP
1.3%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Robert Brookbank 1,032 41.1%
Labour Michael Hogg 812 32.3%
UKIP Colin Attridge 501 19.9%
Green Aleks Szram 77 3.1%
English Democrats Steve Uncles 60 2.4%
BNP Eric Elliott 32 1.3%
Turnout: 22.2% - Majority: 220 (8.8%)


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