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Crosskeys by-election, 2015

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Crosskeys division of Caerphilly Council on 13 August 2015 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Michael Gray due to ill health.

Julian Simmonds held the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
50.6%
Plaid Cymru
25.6%
UKIP
23.7%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Julian Simmonds 354 50.6% -4.2%
Plaid Cymru Chris Cook 179 25.6% +12.9%
UKIP Joe Smyth 166 23.7% n/a
Turnout: 28.8% (-12.1%) - Majority: 175 (25.0%) - Swing: 8.6% Lab to PC


2012 Result

Labour
54.9%
Evans
28.4%
Plaid Cymru
12.7%
Conservative
3.9%

Party Candidate Votes Vote Share
Labour Michael Gray 543 54.8%
Independent Lindsay Evans 281 28.4%
Plaid Cymru Christopher Cook 126 12.7%
Conservative Wendy Phillips 39 3.9%
Turnout: 40.9% - Majority: 262 (26.5%)


Blog

By-Election Preview on Welsh Elections Blog

Forum

By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum


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