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Hill Forts by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Hill Forts ward of North Dorset District Council on 5 May 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr James Schwier.

Piers Brown held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
48.4%
UKIP
21.3%
Liberal Democrats
16.3%
Labour
14.0%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
ConservativePiers Brown 94648.4%+4.3%
UKIPJohn England 41721.3%+0.7%
Liberal DemocratsDavid Tibbles 31816.3%n/a
LabourKeith Yarwood 27314.0%-0.2%
Turnout: 39.6% (-34.3%) - Majority: 529 (27.1%) - Swing: 1.8% UKIP to Con


2015 Result (3 seats)

Conservative
44.1%
Green
21.1%
UKIP
20.6%
Labour
14.2%

PartyCandidate Votes%
ConservativeDeborah Croney 2,23344.1%
ConservativeSherry Jespersen 2,016
ConservativeJames Schwier 1,737
GreenAndrew Grant 1,07021.1%
UKIPJohn England 1,04620.6%
LabourKeith Yarwood 72014.2%
Turnout: 73.9% - Majority: 667 (13.2%)


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