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Lower Stoke by-election, 2016

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Lower Stoke ward of Coventry City Council on 11 February 2016 following the death of Labour Cllr Philip Townshend, re-elected in 2014.

Rupinder Singh held the seat for Labour and will be up for re-election in 2018.

Result

Labour
57.3%
Conservative
15.9%
UKIP
13.4%
Green
7.6%
Liberal Democrats
5.7%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Rupinder Singh 1,237 57.3% +7.7%
Conservative Eliane Yebkal 344 15.9% -5.3%
UKIP Harjinder Sehmi 290 13.4% -4.9%
Green Aimee Challenor 165 7.6% +1.5%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Glenn 124 5.7% n/a
Turnout: 14.9% (-41.1%) - Majority: 893 (41.3%) - Swing: 6.5% Con to Lab


2015 Result (1 of 3 seats)

Labour
49.6%
Conservative
21.2%
UKIP
18.3%
Green
6.1%
TUSC
4.9%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour John McNicholas 4,053 49.6%
Conservative Stefan Spalatelu 1,736 21.2%
UKIP Ivor Davies 1,493 18.3%
Green Matthew Handley 499 6.1%
TUSC Rob McArdle 397 4.9%
Turnout: 56.0% - Majority: 2,317 (28.3%)


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