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Riverside (Cardiff) by-election, 2015

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Riverside division of Cardiff City Council on 7 October 2015 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Cecilia Love due to poor attendance.

Caro Wild held the seat for Labour.

A previous by-election was held for the Riverside division on 5 December 2013, covered here.

Result

Labour
45.9%
Plaid Cymru
33.5%
Conservative
6.6%
UKIP
4.7%
Green
4.7%
Liberal Democrats
3.6%
TUSC
0.9%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Caro Wild 1,071 45.9% -0.8%
Plaid Cymru Ruksana Begum 780 33.5% +2.4%
Conservative Sean Driscoll 155 6.6% -1.1%
UKIP Gareth Bennett 110 4.7% n/a
Green Hannah Pudner 109 4.7% -3.2%
Liberal Democrats Gwilym Owen 85 3.6% -0.2%
TUSC Steffan Bateman 21 0.9% -1.8%
Turnout: 23.9% - Majority: 291 (12.5%) - Swing: 1.6% Lab to PC


2012 Result (3 seats)

Labour
46.7%
Plaid Cymru
31.1%
Green
7.9%
Conservative
7.7%
Liberal Democrats
3.8%
TUSC
2.7%

Party Candidate Votes Vote Share
Labour Iona Gordon 1,731 46.7%
Labour Cecilia Love 1,555
Labour Phil Hawkins 1,431
Plaid Cymru Mohammed Islam 1,153 31.1%
Plaid Cymru Jaswant Singh 944
Plaid Cymru Haf Roberts 940
Green Ceri Hughes 294 7.9%
Conservative Jennifer Lay 286 7.7%
Conservative Michael Bryan 276
Green Yvan Maurel 272
Conservative Gaener Davies 263
Green Jan Tucker 189
Liberal Democrats Gwilym Owen 142 3.8%
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Townsend 129
Liberal Democrats Eleri Randerson 122
TUSC Garmon Gruffydd 99 2.7%
Turnout: not published - Majority: 278 (7.5%)


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By-Election Preview on Welsh Elections Blog

Forum

By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum


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