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Blunsdon and Highworth, 2012

A by-election was held for the Blunsdon and Highworth ward of Swindon Borough Council on 15 November 2012 following the death of Conservative Cllr Doreen Dart.

Steve Weisinger held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result
Vote Share
Conservative
50.9%
Labour
37.6%
UKIP
6.8%
Green
3.9%
Smith
0.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Conservative Steve Weisinger 1,453 50.9% +6.1%
Labour Phil Beaumont 1,075 37.6% +6.3%
UKIP John Lenton 195 6.8% +6.8%
Green Andrew Day 111 3.9% -9.1%
Independent Cath Smith 23 0.8% +0.8%


2012 Result (3 seats)
Vote Share
Conservative
44.8%
Labour
31.3%
Green
13.0%
Lib Dems
11.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Maureen Penny 1,530 44.8%
Conservative Alan Bishop 1,528
Conservative Doreen Dart 1,489
Labour Phil Beaumont 1,067 31.3%
Labour Alison Durrant 968
Labour Phillip Gaskin 824
Green Andrew Day 442 13.0%
Lib Dems Jenny Shorten 374 11.0%


Forum
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News
"ELECTION: Conservatives hold Blunsdon and Highworth ward in by-election"
Swindon Advertiser, 16 November
"By-election could see a hung council"
Swindon Advertiser, 22 October

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