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Highbridge and Burnham Marine, 2012

A by-election was held for the Highbridge and Burnham Marine ward of Sedgemoor District Council on 24 January 2013 following the resignation of Lib Dem Cllr Joe Leach.

Helen Groves held the seat for the Lib Dems.

Result
Vote Share
Lib Dems
30.6%
Conservative
23.3%
S. Williams
20.5%
Labour
20.1%
Watkins
5.5%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Lib Dems Helen Groves 810 30.6% +4.5%
Conservative Bill Hancock 288 23.3% +6.1%
Independent Sally Williams 253 20.5% +20.5%
Labour Ricky Holcombe 249 20.1% +5.1%
Independent Purple Watkins 68 5.5% +5.5%


2011 Result (3 seats)
Vote Share
Lib Dems
26.1%
Mansfield
23.5%
C. Williams
18.1%
Conservative
17.2%
Labour
15.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Lib Dems Joe Leach 782 26.1%
Independent Mike Mansfield 705 23.5%
Independent Chris Williams 543 18.1%
Lib Dems Helen Groves 528
Conservative Janet Keen 516 17.2%
Lib Dems Alan Miller 511
Conservative Roger Keen 473
Conservative John Woodman 471
Labour Linda Davis 451 15.0%
Labour Ricky Hopkins 379
Labour Andy Merryfield 351


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News
"Lib Dems win Sedgemoor District Council's Highbridge seat"
BBC News, 25 January
"Lib Dems celebrate after Helen wins by-election"
Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News, 25 January
"Nick Clegg and Paddy Ashdown launch Somerset council battle"
BBC News, 12 January
"Candidates announced for by-election"
Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News, 31 December
"‘Young blood’ needed as Joe gives up council seat"
Weston Mercury, 13 December
"Burnham and Highbridge councillor Joe Leach steps down"
Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News, 11 December

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