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Springfields and Trent Vale, 2012

A by-election was held for the Springfields and Trent Vale ward of Stoke-on-Trent City Council on 26 July 2012 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Sarah Hill.

Jackie Barnes gained the seat for the City Independents.

Result
Vote Share
City Independents
34.9%
Labour
23.1%
Lib Dems
14.3%
Conservative
10.3%
UKIP
9.9%
Other
7.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
City Independents Jackie Barnes 370 34.9% +34.9%
Labour Mubsira Aumir 245 23.1% -16.9%
Lib Dems Les Porch 152 14.3% -9.6%
Conservative Harold Gregory 109 10.3% +10.3%
UKIP Michael Bednarski 105 9.9% -5.5%
Independent Gary Elsby 36 3.4% +3.4%
BNP Michael Coleman 27 2.5% +2.5%
TUSC Matt Wright 14 1.3% +1.3%
Democratic Nationalists Mark Leat 2 0.2% +0.2%


2011 Result
Vote Share
Labour
40.0%
Lib Dems
23.9%
Community Voice
20.7%
UKIP
15.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Sarah Hill 537 40.0%
Lib Dems Paul Billington 321 23.9%
Community Voice Jacqueline Barnes 277 20.7%
UKIP Mik Bednarskis 206 15.4%


News
"Labour suffers shock Stoke-on-Trent by-election defeat", The Independent, 27 July
"Stoke-on-Trent by-election: City Independents gain from Labour", BBC News, 27 July
"Shock by-election defeat for Labour as City Independent Jackie Barnes takes Springfields and Trent Vale ward", The Sentinel, 27 July
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