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Newnham and Westbury by-election, 2014

New Independent gain

A by-election was held for the Newnham and Westbury ward of Forest of Dean District Council on 23 October 2014 following the death of Independent Cllr Norman Stephens.

Simon Phelps gained the seat as an Independent.

Result

Phelps
38.5%
Conservative
25.9%
UKIP
12.2%
Labour
12.0%
Green
8.4%
Liberal Democrats
3.0%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Independent Simon Phelps 321 38.5% n/a
Conservative Richard Boyles 216 25.9% -4.9%
UKIP Peter Foster 102 12.2% n/a
Labour Jenny Shaw 100 12.0% -1.0%
Green Sid Phelps 70 8.4% -7.7%
Liberal Democrats Ian King 25 3.0% n/a
Turnout: % (%) - Majority: 105 (12.6%) - Swing: n/a


2011 Result (2 seats)

Stephens
40.1%
Conservative
30.8%
Green
16.1%
Labour
13.0%

Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Norman Stephens 790 40.1%
Conservative Diana Edwards 606 30.8%
Green Tom Marshall-Andrews 318 16.1%
Labour Glyn Ford 256 13.0%
Conservative Verity Thornton 196
Labour Deighton Lowe 171
Turnout: 55.4% - Majority: 184 (9.3%)


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