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Blackheath by-election, 2015

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Blackheath ward of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council on 10 September 2015 following the death of Labour Cllr Malcolm Bridges, elected in 2014.

Danny Millard held the seat for Labour, and will be up for election again in 2018.

Result

Labour
51.4%
Conservative
30.5%
UKIP
16.1%
Green
2.0%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Danny Millard 915 51.4% +7.0%
Conservative Shirley Ching 544 30.5% -0.6%
UKIP Ian Keeling 287 16.1% -8.4%
Green Ben Groom 35 2.0% n/a
Turnout: 19.3% (-38.9%) - Majority: 371 (20.8%) - Swing: 3.8% Con to Lab


2015 Result (1 of 3 seats)

Labour
44.4%
Conservative
31.1%
UKIP
24.5%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Robert Price 2,418 44.4%
Conservative Debbie Elwell 1,696 31.1%
UKIP Ian Keeling 1,336 24.5%
Turnout: 58.2% - Majority: 722 (13.2%)


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