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Ferndown by-election, December 2016

Conservative gain from UKIP

A by-election was held for the Ferndown division of Dorset County Council on 1 December 2016 following the resignation of UKIP Cllr Ian Smith.

Andrew Parry gained the seat for the Conservatives.

An earlier by-election was held for Ferndown on 1 September 2016, covered here.

Result

Conservative
53.1%
UKIP
30.2%
Liberal Democrats
10.9%
Labour
5.8%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Andrew Parry 1,463 53.1% +9.1%
UKIP Lawrence Wilson 831 30.2% -14.5%
Liberal Democrats Jason Jones 301 10.9% n/a
Labour Peter Stokes 160 5.8% -5.6%
Turnout: 17.2% (-14.5%) - Majority: 632 (22.9%) - Swing: 11.8% 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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