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St Mary's (East Riding of Yorkshire) by-election, 2016

Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

A by-election was held for the St Mary's ward of East Riding of Yorkshire Council on 20 October 2016 following the death of Conservative Cllr Irene Charis.

Denis Healy gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
40.0%
Conservative
25.3%
Labour
18.4%
Beverley
9.7%
Harrod
3.8%
UKIP
2.7%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Denis Healy 1,497 40.0% +28.7%
Conservative Roy Begg 947 25.3% -3.3%
Labour Margaret Pinder 689 18.4% +0.6%
Beverley Bea Willar 364 9.7% -1.3%
Independent Chris Harrod 141 3.8% n/a
UKIP John Kitchener 101 2.7% -10.3%
Turnout: 29.2% (-40.0%) - Majority: 550 (14.7%) - Swing: 16.0% Con to LD


2015 Result (3 seats)

Conservative
28.6%
Labour
17.8%
UKIP
13.0%
Liberal Democrats
11.3%
Beverley
11.0%
Green
8.5%
Crompton
6.1%
Harris
3.7%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Elaine Aird 3,069 28.6%
Conservative Bryan Pearson 2,721
Conservative Irene Charis 2,456
Labour Ben Cooper 1,910 17.8%
Labour Paul McGrath 1,669
Labour David Sweet 1,560
UKIP Walter Sweeney 1,399 13.0%
Liberal Democrats Denis Healy 1,215 11.3%
Beverley Christine Harrod 1,179 11.0%
Liberal Democrats Neil Bant 1,124
Liberal Democrats David Horsley 1,039
Beverley Beate Willar 998
Beverley Robert Begnett 978
Green Peter Dack 917 8.5%
Independent Alistair Crompton 660 6.1%
Independent Neil Harris 393 3.7%
Turnout: 69.2% - Majority: 546 (5.1%)


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