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Gilfach by-election, 2016

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Gilfach division of Caerphilly Council on 6 October 2016 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Harry Andrews.

Lindsey Harding held the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
57.9%
Plaid Cymru
34.2%
UKIP
6.4%
Green
1.6%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Lindsey Harding 254 57.9% -28.0%
Plaid Cymru Ken Houston 150 34.2% +20.1%
UKIP Glenys Griffiths 28 6.4% n/a
Green Andrew Creak 7 1.6% n/a
Turnout: 28.8% (-14.5%) - Majority: 104 (23.7%) - Swing: 24.1% Lab to PC


2012 Result

Labour
85.9%
Plaid Cymru
14.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote Share
Labour Harry Andrews 553 85.9%
Plaid Cymru Marian Viney 91 14.1%
Turnout: 43.3% - Majority: 462 (71.7%)


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