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Westgate-on-Sea, 2012

A by-election was held for the Westgate-on-Sea ward of Thanet District Council on 5 July 2012 following the death of Conservative Cllr Brian Goodwin.

Jodie Hibbert gained the seat for Labour.

Result
Vote Share
Labour
30.9%
Conservative
24.2%
Ashbee
20.3%
UKIP
19.1%
Lib Dems
4.1%
Mendy
1.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Jodie Hibbert 482 30.9% +8.6%
Conservative Jasmes Maskell 377 24.2% -7.7%
Independent Ash Ashbee 316 20.3% +20.3%
UKIP Jeffrey Elenor 298 19.1% +7.7%
Lib Dems Bill Furness 64 4.1% +4.1%
Independent Claire Mendelsohn 22 1.4% +1.4%


2011 Result (3 seats)
Vote Share
King
34.3%
Conservative
31.9%
Labour
22.3%
UKIP
11.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Independent Thomas King 853 34.3%
Conservative Simon Moores 793 31.9%
Conservative Brian Goodwin 751
Conservative Richard Chapman 675
Labour David Bull 555 22.3%
Labour Lynda Robinson 528
Labour Meg Harvey 444
UKIP Rosamund Parker 283 11.4%


News
"Mayoress wins seat of her own", Thanet Gazette, 10 July
"Westgate by-election", Thanet Gazette, 28 June
"Westgate-on-Sea Election Announced", Thanet News Network, 5 June
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