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Launceston Central by-election, 2016

Liberal Democrats hold

A by-election was held for the Launceston Central division of Cornwall Council on 14 January 2016 following the resignation of Independent Cllr Alex Folkes, originally elected as a Liberal Democrat.

Gemma Massey held the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result

Liberal Democrats
63.0%
Conservative
27.6%
Green
7.9%
Christian Peoples Alliance
1.5%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
Liberal Democrats Gemma Massey 515 63.0% -7.8%
Conservative Val Bugden-Cawsey 226 27.6% +10.4%
Green Roger Creagh-Osborne 65 7.9% n/a
Christian Peoples Alliance John Allman 12 1.5% n/a
Turnout: 31.3% (+5.2%) - Majority: 289 (35.3%) - Swing: 9.1% LD to Con


2013 Result

Liberal Democrats
70.8%
Conservative
17.2%
Labour
12.0%

Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Alex Folkes 551 70.8%
Conservative Philip Tucker 134 17.2%
Labour Kris Roberts 93 12.0%
Turnout: 26.1% - Majority: 417 (53.6%)


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