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Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village ward of Sevenoaks District Council on 13 October 2016 following the death of Conservative Cllr Robert Brookbank.

Clare Barnes held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
34.6%
Labour
30.5%
Liberal Democrats
20.4%
UKIP
14.6%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Clare Barnes 311 34.6% -24.1%
Labour Jacqueline Griffiths 274 30.5% +2.3%
Liberal Democrats Krish Shanmuganathan 183 20.4% n/a
UKIP Medina Hall 131 14.6% n/a
Turnout: 20.4% (-48.6%) - Majority: 37 (4.1%) - Swing: 13.2% Con to Lab


2015 Result (3 seats)

Conservative
58.7%
Labour
28.2%
Green
13.1%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative John Barnes 1,792 58.7%
Conservative Tony Searles 1,564
Conservative Robert Brookbank 1,557
Labour Gillian Fittock 862 28.2%
Labour Ngozi Marsh 704
Labour Collins Fadare 699
Green Brian Thomas 400 13.1%
Turnout: 69.0% - Majority: 695 (22.8%)


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