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St. Mary's, 2012

A by-election was held for the St. Mary's ward of Fenland District Council on 25 October 2012 following the death of Conservative Cllr Ken Peachey.

Gary Swan held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result
Vote Share
Conservative
62.5%
Gerstner
25.2%
Labour
12.3%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Conservative Gary Swan 397 62.5% +16.5%
Independent Roy Gerstner 160 25.2% -15.7%
Labour Colin Gale 78 12.3% +12.3%


2011 Result
Vote Share
Conservative
46.0%
Gerstner
40.9%
Green
13.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Ken Peachey 364 46.0%
Independent Roy Gerstner 324 40.9%
Green Hilary Chivall 104 13.1%


News
"Count held up as postal votes get left behind in March but then it’s a massive victory for Tories in Whittlesey by election", Cambs Times, 26 October
"Whittlesey by-election held up after votes left behind", Peterborough Telegraph, 26 October
"WHITTLESEY: Tories celebrate By-Election victory", Fenland Citizen, 26 October
"Candidates named in by-election called after death of Ken Peachey", Peterborough Telegraph, 11 October
"By-election for Whittlesey ward of Fenland District Council to take place on October 25", Cambs Times, 2 October

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