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Oadby Uplands by-election, 2017

Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

A by-election was held for the Oadby Uplands ward of Oadby and Wigston Borough Council on 21 September 2017 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Gurpal Atwal.

Lily Kaufman gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
39.0%
Labour
34.5%
Conservative
26.5%

PartyCandidate Votes%Change
Liberal DemocratsLily Kaufman 43539.0%+1.1%
LabourMatthew William Luke 38434.5%+2.2%
ConservativeKamal Ghattoraya 29526.5%-3.4%
Turnout: 32.5%   -   Valid votes: 1,114   -   Invalid votes: 3
Majority: 51 (4.6%)   -   Swing: 0.6% LD to Lab


2015 Result (2 seats)

Liberal Democrats
37.9%
Labour
32.3%
Conservative
29.9%

PartyCandidate Votes%
Liberal DemocratsSamia Zuffar Haq 1,05937.9%
LabourGurpal Atwal 90232.3%
Liberal DemocratsAlan Richard Wood 872
ConservativeKiran Solanki 83529.9%
Turnout: not published   -   Valid votes: not published   -   Invalid votes: 44
Majority: split ward


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