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Town by-election, 2015

Labour hold

A by-election was held for the Town division of Merthyr Tydfil Council on 7 May 2015 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Graham Davies due to ill health.

Sian Slater held the seat for Labour.

Result

Labour
66.0%
Liberal Democrats
34.0%

Party Candidate Votes Vote % Change
Labour Sian Slater 2,182 66.0% +34.7%
Liberal Democrats Bob Griffin 1,126 34.0% +19.0%
Turnout: 44.7% (+6.1%) - Majority: 1,056 (31.9%) - Swing: 7.9% LD to Lab


2012 Result (4 seats)

Labour
31.3%
Liberal Democrats
15.0%
Clark
12.0%
Plaid Cymru
10.1%
Thomas
8.5%
Taylor
8.3%
Powles
8.0%
Communist
6.8%

Party Candidate Votes Vote Share
Labour David Jones 1,192 31.3%
Labour David Davies 986
Labour Graham Davies 926
Labour Linda Matthews 907
Liberal Democrats Amy Kitcher 571 15.0%
Independent Ian Clark 458 12.0%
Plaid Cymru Vivian Pugh 385 10.1%
Liberal Democrats Bob Griffin 363
Plaid Cymru David Griffiths 356
Liberal Democrats Alyson Austin 324
Independent Maria Thomas 323 8.5%
Independent Steve Taylor 316 8.3%
Independent Gareth Powles 305 8.0%
Liberal Democrats Lynn Heritage 271
Communist Tommy Roberts 261 6.8%
Turnout: 38.6% - Majority: 336 (8.8%)


Forum

By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum


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