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Richmond Central by-election, 2016

Richmondshire Independents gain from Liberal Democrats

A by-election was held for the Richmond Central ward of Richmondshire District Council on 31 March 2016 following the death of Liberal Democrats Cllr John Robinson.

Lorraine Hodgson gained the seat for the Richmondshire Independents.

Result

Richmondshire Independents
35.0%
Liberal Democrats
30.4%
Conservative
23.1%
Green
11.4%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
Richmondshire IndependentsLorraine Hodgson 23635.0%n/a
Liberal DemocratsPhilip Knowles 20530.4%-18.3%
ConservativeNathalie Carter 15623.1%-6.6%
GreenAnna Jackson 7711.4%-10.2%
Turnout: 30.8% (-29.4%) - Majority: 31 (4.6%) - Swing: not applicable


2015 Result (2 seats)

Liberal Democrats
48.7%
Conservative
29.7%
Green
21.6%

PartyCandidate Votes%
Liberal DemocratsClive World 67348.7%
Liberal DemocratsJohn Robinson 610
ConservativeJake Grose 41129.7%
ConservativeDavid McDougall 409
GreenFergus Brown 29821.6%
Turnout: 60.2% - Majority: 199 (14.4%)


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