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Swanscombe, 2013

A by-election was held for the Swanscombe ward of Dartford Borough Council on 5 December 2013 following the death of Swanscombe and Greenhithe Residents Association Cllr Leslie Bobby.

Steve Doran gained the seat for Labour.

Result
Vote Share
Labour
29.7%
Residents
29.6%
UKIP
21.7%
Lees
15.0%
Conservative
4.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Steve Doran 274 29.7% +7.7%
Residents Vic Openshaw 273 29.6% -35.5%
UKIP Stephen Wilders 200 21.7% +8.8%
Independent Richard Lees 138 15.0% +15.0%
Conservative Steven Jarnell 38 4.1% +4.1%


2011 Result (3 seats)
Vote Share
Residents
65.1%
Labour
22.0%
UKIP
12.9%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Residents Bryan Read 1,063 65.1%
Residents Leslie Bobby 1,011
Residents John Hayes 993
Labour Anne Burke 359 22.0%
Labour David May 342
Labour Marilyn May 303
UKIP Stephen Wilders 211 12.9%


Blog
By-Election Preview on English Elections Blog


Forum
By-Election Thread on Vote UK Forum

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