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Rodwell by-election, 2015

Green gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Rodwell division of Dorset County Council on 12 November 2015 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Dan Brember due to work commitments.

Clare Sutton, the former Labour councillor for this division between 2005 and 2009, gained the seat for the Greens.

Result

Green
34.9%
Conservative
29.5%
Labour
21.9%
UKIP
9.1%
Liberal Democrats
4.6%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Green Clare Sutton 663 34.9% +12.0%
Conservative Richard Nickinson 561 29.5% +5.9%
Labour Hazel Priest 417 21.9% -7.3%
UKIP Francis Drake 174 9.1% -9.8%
Liberal Democrats Graham Winter 87 4.6% -0.7%
Turnout: 29.7% (-6.4%) - Majority: 102 (5.4%) - Swing: 9.7% Lab to Grn


2013 Result

Labour
29.2%
Conservative
23.6%
Green
22.9%
UKIP
18.9%
Liberal Democrats
5.3%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Dan Brember 722 29.2%
Conservative Claudia Webb 583 23.6%
Green Clare Sutton 565 22.9%
UKIP Don Telfer 467 18.9%
Liberal Democrats Steph Taylor 132 5.3%
Turnout: 36.1% - Majority: 139 (5.6%)


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