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Richmond East by-election, 2015

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Richmond East ward of Richmondshire District Council on 17 September 2015 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Karen Kirby due to ill health.

Louise Dickens held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
39.7%
Richmondshire Independents
37.4%
Liberal Democrats
17.6%
Labour
5.3%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Louise Dickens 307 39.7% +14.3%
Richmondshire Independents Lorraine Hodgson 289 37.4% +15.2%
Liberal Democrats Philip Knowles 136 17.6% +3.1%
Labour Tina McKay 41 5.3% n/a
Turnout: 37.1% (-34.1%) - Majority: 18 (2.3%) - Swing: 0.5% Con to RI


2015 Result (2 seats)

Lord
26.8%
Conservative
25.4%
Richmondshire Independents
22.2%
Liberal Democrats
14.5%
Green
11.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Independent Russell Lord 541 26.8%
Conservative Karen Kirby 513 25.4%
Conservative Muriel Blythman 467
Richmondshire Independents Lorraine Hodgson 448 22.2%
Liberal Democrats Anne Simpson 293 14.5%
Green James Peters 224 11.1%
Turnout: 71.2% - Majority: split ward


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