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Oswestry South by-election, 2016

Green gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the Oswestry South ward of Shropshire Council on 4 February 2016 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Keith Barrow, the council leader, who said his 'motivation wavered' following inquiries into a failure to declare a possible conflict of interest arising from his period as chairman of the council's outsourcing company (Shropshire Star).

Duncan Kerr gained the seat for the Green Party.

Result

Green
48.8%
Conservative
34.6%
Labour
9.0%
Liberal Democrats
7.6%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Green Duncan Kerr 518 48.8% +17.1%
Conservative Christopher Schofield 367 34.6% -11.4%
Labour Carlston Hopley 95 9.0% n/a
Liberal Democrats Amanda Woof 81 7.6% +1.8%
Turnout: 34.4% - Majority: 151 (14.2%) - Swing: 14.3% Con to Grn


2013 Result

Conservative
46.0%
Green
31.7%
UKIP
16.5%
Liberal Democrats
5.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Keith Barrow 488 46.0%
Green Duncan Kerr 337 31.7%
UKIP Penny Cotton 175 16.5%
Liberal Democrats Romer Hoseason 62 5.8%
Turnout: not published - Majority: 151 (14.2%)


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