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Meopham North, 2012

A by-election was held for the Meopham North ward of Gravesham Borough Council on 20 December 2012 following the death of Conservative Cllr Mike Snelling.

Julia Burgoyne held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result
Vote Share
Conservative
54.6%
UKIP
26.6%
Labour
14.1%
Lib Dems
4.7%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Conservative Julia Burgoyne 419 54.6% -16.5%
UKIP Geoffrey Clark 204 26.6% +26.6%
Labour Douglas Christie 108 14.1% -14.8%
Lib Dems Martin Wilson 36 4.7% +4.7%


2011 Result (2 seats)
Vote Share
Conservative
71.1%
Labour
28.9%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Conservative Mike Snelling 1,220 71.1%
Conservative Laura Hyrniewicz 1,051
Labour Douglas Christie 497 28.9%
Labour Brian Newell 389


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News
"Down’s syndrome abortion UKIP candidate Geoff Clark comes second in elections"
Gravesend Reporter, 21 December
"Conservatives hold both seats in Gravesend by-election"
News Shopper, 21 December
"Candidate accused of supporting eugenics"
Malling Chronicle, 20 December
"UKIP candidate Geoffrey Clark apologises for Down's abortion comments"
This is Kent, 18 December

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