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Blandford Central by-election, 2017

Conservative gain from Independent

A by-election was held for the Blandford Central ward of North Dorset District Council on 27 July 2017 following the death of Independent Cllr Esme Linda Butler.

Noc Lacey-Clarke gained the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
36.6%
Labour
36.3%
Liberal Democrats
27.1%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
ConservativeNoc Lacey-Clarke 31036.6%+16.5%
LabourHaydn Roger White 30736.3%+25.1%
Liberal DemocratsHugo Anthony Mieville 22927.1%+0.1%
Turnout: 25.4% (-42.1%)   -   Valid votes: 846   -   Invalid votes: 1
Majority: 3 (0.4%)   -   Swing: did not defend seat


2015 Result (2 seats)

Butler
29.8%
Liberal Democrats
27.0%
Conservative
20.1%
Green
12.0%
Labour
11.2%

PartyCandidate Votes%
IndependentEsme Linda Butler 93129.8%
Liberal DemocratsJohn Tanner 84227.0%
ConservativeTony Burt 62720.1%
ConservativeElizabeth Ann Coulson 436
GreenAnna Therese Hayball 37312.0%
LabourMike Owen 34811.2%
Turnout: 67.5%   -   Valid votes: not published   -   Invalid votes: not published
Majority: split ward


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