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By-election results in the Cockermouth Christchurch Borough and Parish wards

22 September 2016

The results of the by-elections held on 22 September 2016 for the election of a Borough Councillor for Christchurch Ward and a Parish Councillor for Christchurch Parish Ward are as follows:

Results of the election of a Borough Councillor for Christchurch Ward

  • Eric William Atkinson (UK Independence Party - UKIP) 32 votes
  • Joan Lilian Ellis (Labour Party) 324 votes
  • Simon William Nicholson (Conservative and Unionist Party) 206 votes
  • Debbie Michelle Taylor (Liberal Democrats) 234 votes

The number of votes rejected was as follows:

  • Want of an official mark: 0
  • Voting for more Candidates than voter was entitled to: 0
  • Writing or mark by which voter could be identified: 0 
  • Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty: 4 

Vacant seats: 1; Electorate: 2,877; Ballot Papers Issued: 800; Turnout: 28% 

Therefore Andrew Seekings, the Returning Officer at the above election, declared that Joan Lilian Ellis is duly elected.

Results of the election of Parish Councillor for Christchurch Parish Ward

  • Michael Victor Bradshaw (No Party Candidate) 138 votes
  • Rebecca Charlotte Hanson (Liberal Democrats) 228 votes
  • Lydia Jane Parlett (Labour Party) 189 votes

The number of votes rejected was as follows:

  • Want of an official mark: 0 
  • Voting for more Candidates than voter was entitled to: 0 
  • Writing or mark by which voter could be identified: 0 
  • Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty: 11  

Vacant seats: 1; Electorate: 2,038; Ballot Papers Issued: 566; Turnout: 28%

Therefore Andrew Seekings, the Returning Officer at the above election, declared that Rebecca Charlotte Hanson is duly elected.

[Please note this release was updated on 5 October 2016. It originally showed incorrect numbers for the electorate size and turnout]

 

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