Friday, 9 September 2016

UKIP win Shepway South by-election

Yesterday saw a big win for UKIP in the by-election to fill the vacancy for Shepway South on Maidstone Borough Council left by the death of another UKIP councillor, David Sargeant, in May.

John Barned took an impressive 45.2% of the vote, increasing UKIP's vote share to win the election. He had more than double the votes of the second placed Conservative.

John BarnedUKIP43245.2%+1.3%
Bob HinderConservative21522.5%+0.2%
Dan WilkinsonLabour18319.2%-8.3%
Jon HicksIndependent889.2%+9.2%
Milden ChoongoLib Dem413.9%-2.4%