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Totnes by-election, 2015

Green hold

A by-election was held for the Totnes ward of South Hams District Council on 8 October 2015 following the resignation of Green Cllr Barrie Wood due to ill-health.

John Green held the seat for the Greens.

A later by-election for Totnes was held on 27 July 2016, covered here.

Result

Green
30.1%
Liberal Democrats
29.5%
Labour
22.8%
Conservative
14.2%
Pirnie
3.3%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Green John Green 570 30.1% -2.4%
Liberal Democrats John Birch 558 29.5% +12.6%
Labour Eleanor Cohen 432 22.8% +4.2%
Conservative Ralph Clark 268 14.2% -2.5%
Independent Peter Pirnie 63 3.3% n/a
Turnout: 28.4% (-42.4%) - Majority: 12 (0.6%) - Swing: 7.5% Grn to LD


2015 Result (3 seats)

Green
32.5%
Labour
18.6%
Liberal Democrats
16.9%
Conservative
16.7%
UKIP
10.2%
TUSC
5.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Green Robert Vint 2,215 32.5%
Green Barrie Wood 1,839
Labour David Horsburgh 1,265 18.6%
Liberal Democrats John Birch 1,150 16.9%
Conservative Ralph Clark 1,137 16.7%
Labour Tony Whitty 1,111
Labour Eleanor Cohen 928
Conservative Angela Shropshall-Clark 815
Conservative Michael Footitt 754
UKIP Alan Langmaid 693 10.2%
TUSC Alex Moore 349 5.1%
Turnout: 70.8% - Majority: split ward


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