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Mudeford and Friars Cliff by-election, 2017

Conservative hold

A by-election was held for the Mudeford and Friars Cliff ward of Christchurch Borough Council on 2 March 2017 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Andrew Barfield.

Paul Hilliard held the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
46.8%
Gray
34.7%
Labour
6.8%
UKIP
6.3%
Green
5.4%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Conservative Paul Hilliard 629 46.8% -9.0%
Independent Sheila Gray 466 34.7% n/a
Labour Julian Spurr 91 6.8% -9.6%
UKIP Lawrence Wilson 85 6.3% -21.5%
Green Fiona Cownie 72 5.4% n/a
Turnout: 31.6% (-42.8%) - Majority: 163 (12.1%) - Swing: not applicable


2015 Result (3 seats)

Conservative
55.8%
UKIP
27.8%
Labour
16.4%

Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Claire Bath 1,900 55.8%
Conservative Andrew Barfield 1,897
Conservative Trevor Watts 1,437
UKIP Robert Clifford 945 27.8%
Labour Lindsay Turner 558 16.4%
Labour Robert Brannan 515
Turnout: 74.4% - Majority: 492 (14.5%)


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