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Sherborne Rural by-election, 2016

Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Sherborne Rural division of Dorset County Council on 2 June 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Michael Bevan.

Matthew Hall gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
49.6%
Conservative
46.7%
Labour Co-operative
3.7%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal DemocratsMatthew Hall 1,28749.6%+15.1%
ConservativeNaomi Penfold 1,21246.7%+9.5%
Labour Co-operativeGeoffrey Freeman 953.7%+1.2%
Turnout: 33.8% (-9.8%) - Majority: 75 (2.9%) - Swing: 2.8% Con to LD


2013 Result

Conservative
37.2%
Liberal Democrats
34.5%
UKIP
22.0%
Green
3.8%
Labour
2.5%

Party Candidate Votes %
ConservativeMichael Bevan 1,25837.2%
Liberal DemocratsRobin Legg 1,16834.5%
UKIPOliver Chisholm 74622.0%
GreenMichael Riley 1293.8%
LabourNigel Mykura 852.5%
Turnout: 43.6% - Majority: 90 (2.7%)


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