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Honiton St Michael's by-election, 2016

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Honiton St Michael's ward of East Devon District Council on 21 July 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr David Foster due to work and family commitments.

Jenny Brown held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
39.8%
East Devon Alliance
23.2%
Labour
21.6%
UKIP
15.4%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Jenny Brown 362 39.8% +0.3%
East Devon Alliance John Taylor 211 23.2% +2.8%
Labour Henry Brown 197 21.6% n/a
UKIP Ashley Alder 140 15.4% -5.3%
Turnout: 16.7% (-47.7%) - Majority: 151 (16.6%) - Swing: 1.3% Con to EDA


2015 Result (3 seats)

Conservative
39.5%
UKIP
20.7%
East Devon Alliance
20.4%
Taylor
19.5%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative David Foster 1,400 39.5%
Conservative Mike Allen 1,390
Conservative Phil Twiss 1,304
UKIP Ashley Alder 734 20.7%
East Devon Alliance Jackie Wadsworth 723 20.4%
Independent John Taylor 690 19.5%
UKIP Brian Smith 636
UKIP Bernard Walker 599
Turnout: 64.4% - Majority: 570 (16.1%)


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