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Harper Green by-election, 2014

Labour hold

A by-election will be held for the Harper Green ward of Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council on 16 October 2014 following the death of Labour Cllr Asha Ismail, who was originally elected in a previous by-election held on 19 December 2013, covered here.

Susan Haworth held the seat for Labour, and will be up for election again in 2015.

Result

Labour
50.7%
UKIP
33.5%
Conservative
12.2%
Green
1.6%
Liberal Democrats
1.2%
Holt
0.8%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Labour Susan Haworth 1,176 50.7% -6.3%
UKIP Jeff Armstrong 777 33.5% +9.3%
Conservative Robert Tyler 282 12.2% -
Green James Tomkinson 38 1.6% -2.2%
Liberal Democrats Rebekah Fairhurst 28 1.2% -1.7%
Independent Joseph Holt 19 0.8% n/a
Turnout: % (%) - Majority: 399 (17.2%) - Swing: 7.8% Lab to UKIP


2014 Result (1 of 3 seats)

Labour
57.0%
UKIP
24.2%
Conservative
12.2%
Green
3.8%
Liberal Democrats
2.9%

Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mike Francis 1,713 57.0%
UKIP Geoff Hamlett 726 24.2%
Conservative Rob Tyler 366 12.2%
Green Kathy Sykes 115 3.8%
Liberal Democrats Wendy Connor 86 2.9%
Turnout: 31.4% - Majority: 987 (32.8%)


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