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Newcastle by-election, 2015

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Newcastle division of Bridgend Council on 7 May 2015 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Christina Rees, who was elected MP for Neath on the same day.

Neelo Farr held the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
44.3%
Conservative
35.7%
UKIP
20.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Neelo Farr 1,164 44.3% -17.6%
Conservative Alex Williams 938 35.7% -2.4%
UKIP Hazel Kendall 526 20.0% n/a
Turnout: not published - Majority: 226 (8.6%) - Swing: 7.6% Lab to Con


2012 Result (2 seats)

Labour
61.9%
Conservative
38.1%

Party Candidate Votes Vote Share
Labour David White 791 61.9%
Labour Christina Rees 782
Conservative David Unwin 486 38.1%
Conservative Mervyn Lewis 470
Turnout: not published - Majority: 296 (23.2%)


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