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Chadsmead by-election, 2016

Liberal Democrats hold

A by-election was held for the Chadsmead ward of Lichfield District Council on 18 February 2016 following the resignation of Liberal Democrats Cllr Marion Bland due to ill health.

Paul Ray held the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

An earlier by-election was held in this ward (under different boundaries) on 30 January 2014, covered here.

Result

Liberal Democrats
40.0%
Labour
26.0%
Conservative
21.2%
UKIP
9.7%
Green
3.1%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Paul Ray 300 40.0% +14.9%
Labour Colin Ball 195 26.0% +1.6%
Conservative Brian McMullan 159 21.2% -12.2%
UKIP Jan Higgins 73 9.7% -7.4%
Green Adam Elsedon 23 3.1% n/a
Turnout: 21.7% (-41.9%) - Majority: 105 (14.0%) - Swing: 6.7% Lab to LD


2015 Result (2 seats)

Conservative
33.4%
Liberal Democrats
25.1%
Labour
24.4%
UKIP
17.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Muriel Boyle 747 33.4%
Liberal Democrats Marion Bland 563 25.1%
Labour Caroline Wood 547 24.4%
Labour Mark Taylor 524
Conservative Sonia Wilcox 515
UKIP Martin Dewes 382 17.1%
Liberal Democrats Paul Ray 357
UKIP Terence Organer 284
Turnout: 63.6% - Majority: split ward


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