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Charterlands by-election, 2017

Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Charterlands ward of South Hams District Council on 23 February 2017 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Lindsay Ward.

Elizabeth Huntley gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
45.8%
Conservative
39.2%
Labour
10.7%
Green
3.9%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Huntley 473 45.8% n/a
Conservative Jonathan Bell 404 39.2% -25.2%
Labour David Trigger 110 10.7% n/a
Green Janet Chapman 40 3.9% -15.6%
Turnout: 46.5% (-26.9%) - Majority: 69 (6.7%) - Swing: not applicable


2015 Result

Conservative
64.4%
Green
19.5%
Rosevear
16.2%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Lindsay Ward 1,092 64.4%
Green Jan Chapman 330 19.5%
Independent George Rosevear 274 16.2%
Turnout: 73.4% - Majority: 762 (44.9%)


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