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Wollaston and Stourbridge Town, 2013

A by-election was held for the Wollaston and Stourbridge Town ward of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council on 31 January 2013 following the death of Conservative Cllr Malcolm Knowles.

Barbara Sykes gained the seat for Labour as a Labour Co-Op candidate.

Result
Vote Share
Labour Co-Op
35.8%
Conservative
33.3%
UKIP
10.5%
Eden
8.9%
Lib Dems
7.1%
Other
4.4%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Co-Op Barbara Sykes 847 35.8% -2.1%
Conservative Matt Rogers 787 33.3% +0.3%
UKIP Barbara Deeley 249 10.5% +0.6%
Independent Russell Eden 211 8.9% +8.9%
Lib Dems Christopher Bramall 169 7.1% -5.9%
BNP Ken Griffiths 96 4.1% +4.1%
Green Ben Sweeney 7 0.3% -5.9%


2012 Result (2 seats)
Vote Share
Labour
37.9%
Conservative
32.9%
Lib Dems
13.0%
UKIP
9.9%
Green
6.2%

Party Candidate Votes Vote %
Labour Chris Hale 1,397 37.9%
Labour Ian Marrey 1,317
Conservative Nicolas Barlow 1,213 32.9%
Conservative Matt Rogers 1,025
Lib Dems June Collins 478 13.0%
Lib Dems Christopher Bramall 435
UKIP Glen Wilson 365 9.9%
UKIP Pete Lee 353
Green Lawrence Rowlett 229 6.2%
Green Jane Sheppard 164


Blog
Read the Preview for This Election on the English Elections Blog


Forum
Visit the Forum Thread for This Election


News
"Police investigate alleged Stourbridge by-election incident"
Stourbridge News, 1 February
"Seat is lost on Dudley Council"
Express and Star, 1 February
"Labour celebrates victory in Wollaston and Stourbridge Town by-election"
Stourbridge News, 1 February
"Voters in Wollaston and Stourbridge go to the polls today"
Stourbridge News, 31 January
"Final countdown on for Wollaston by-election"
Stourbridge News, 22 January
"By-election candidates bristled over TidyStourbridge row"
Stourbridge News, 16 January
"Poll cards go out to residents ahead of Wollaston and Stourbridge Town by-election"
Stourbridge News, 10 January
"Election candidate calls for a ballot box revolution in Stourbridge"
Stourbridge News, 3 January

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