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Dinnington by-election, 2017

2016-19 term

Labour gain from UKIP

A by-election was held for the Dinnington ward of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council on 2 February 2017 following the resignation of UKIP Cllr Ian Finnie.

John Vjestica gained the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
36.1%
UKIP
16.3%
Conservative
12.8%
Smith
12.5%
Hart
9.7%
Scott
4.4%
Green
4.2%
Liberal Democrats
4.0%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour John Vjestica 670 36.1% +15.5%
UKIP Lee Hunter 303 16.3% -3.1%
Conservative Christopher Middleton 238 12.8% +2.8%
Independent David Smith 232 12.5% -3.7%
Independent Jean Hart 180 9.7% -3.7%
Independent Steven Scott 81 4.4% n/a
Green David Foulstone 78 4.2% -3.5%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Thornley 75 4.0% n/a
Turnout: 19.4% (-11.4%) - Majority: 367 (19.8%) - Swing: 9.3% UKIP to Lab


2016 Result (3 seats)

Labour
20.6%
UKIP
19.4%
Smith
16.2%
Hart
13.4%
Clarke
12.6%
Conservative
10.0%
Green
7.7%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Simon Tweed 1,012 20.6%
UKIP Ian Finnie 954 19.4%
Labour Jeanette Mallinder 913
UKIP Shaun Grice 871
Labour John Vjestica 827
Independent David Smith 795 16.2%
Independent Jean Hart 657 13.4%
Independent Leslie Clarke 620 12.6%
Conservative Thomas Angel 492 10.0%
Green Wendy Hamilton 380 7.7%
Turnout: 30.8% - Majority: split ward


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