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Ferndown by-election, September 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Ferndown division of Dorset County Council on 1 September 2016 following the death of Conservative Cllr John Wilson.

Steven Lugg held the seat for the Conservatives.

A later by-election was held for Ferndown on 1 December 2016, covered here.

Result

Conservative
57.0%
UKIP
30.4%
Liberal Democrats
7.2%
Labour
5.3%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Steven Lugg 2,046 57.0% +13.0%
UKIP Peter Lucas 1,092 30.4% -14.3%
Liberal Democrats Jason Jones 260 7.2% n/a
Labour Peter Stokes 190 5.3% -6.1%
Turnout: 22.1% (-9.6%) - Majority: 954 (26.6%) - Swing: 13.7% UKIP to Con


2013 Result (2 seats)

UKIP
44.7%
Conservative
44.0%
Labour
11.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
UKIP Ian Smith 2,222 44.7%
Conservative John Wilson 2,187 44.0%
Conservative Derek Burt 2,085
UKIP Peter Lucas 2,027
Labour Marion Lock 567 11.4%
Labour Gail Cropper 466
Turnout: 31.7% - Majority: split ward


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