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Redhill and Northbourne, 2012

A by-election was held for the Redhill and Northbourne ward of Bournemouth Borough Council on 31 May 2012 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Peter Charon.

David d'Orton-Gibson held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result
Vote Share
Conservative
26.7%
Labour
21.3%
Lib Dems
16.8%
Smith
15.8%
UKIP
13.0%
Other
6.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Conservative David d'Orton-Gibson 675 26.7% -5.7%
Labour Jo Kennedy 539 21.3% +8.5%
Lib Dems Pat Lewis 424 16.8% -13.6%
Independent Claire Smith 398 15.8% +15.8%
UKIP Nicholas Atkinson 327 13.0% +13.0%
Green Sandra Hale 54 2.1% +2.1%
Independent Paul Graham 51 2.0% +2.0%
BNP Colin Smith 42 1.7% +1.7%
Independent Peter Woodley 15 0.6% +0.6%


2011 Result (3 seats)
Vote Share
Conservative
32.4%
Lib Dems
30.4%
Kennedy
24.4%
Labour
12.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote Share
Conservative Peter Charon 1,363 32.4%
Lib Dems Sue Levell 1,278 30.4%
Lib Dems Roger West 1,189
Conservative Jackie Edwards 1,147
Conservative David d'Orton-Gibson 1,079
Independent Jo Kennedy 1,027 24.4%
Labour Mike Cracknell 539 12.8%


News
"Tories hold Redhill and Northbourne despite strong challenge from Labour", Bournemouth Daily Echo, 1 June
"Who will follow Peter Charon as Redhill councillor?", Bournemouth Daily Echo, 31 May
"10 candidates to battle for Redhill and Northbourne hotseat on Bournemouth council", Bournemouth Daily Echo, 8 May
"Former council leader Peter Charon resigns", Bournemouth Daily Echo, 24 April
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