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Newcomen by-election, 2017

Liberal Democrats hold

A by-election was held for the Newcomen ward of Redcar and Cleveland Council on 2 March 2017 following the death of Liberal Democrats Cllr Chris Abbott.

Laura Benson held the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
44.6%
Labour
27.1%
UKIP
16.0%
Hannon
5.4%
Stones
3.8%
Conservative
3.0%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Laura Benson 426 44.6% +4.9%
Labour Charlie Brady 259 27.1% -6.7%
UKIP Andrea Turner 153 16.0% -2.4%
Independent Mark Hannon 52 5.4% n/a
Independent Dave Stones 36 3.8% -4.3%
Conservative Maret Ward 29 3.0% n/a
Turnout: awaiting publication - Majority: 167 (18.0%) - Swing: 5.8% Lab to LD


2015 Result (2 seats)

Liberal Democrats
39.7%
Labour
33.8%
UKIP
18.4%
Stones
8.1%

Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Chris Abbott 863 39.7%
Labour Billy Wells 735 33.8%
Labour Alan Wilkinson 624
Liberal Democrats Kelly Seaman 621
UKIP Mike Lockwood 400 18.4%
Independent Dave Stones 176 8.1%
Turnout: 61.5% - Majority: split ward


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