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Four weeks to go and two local by-elections – LAB & CON defences in seats where UKIP did well

May 11th, 2017

Fairstead on King’s Lynn and West Norfolk (Lab defence, death of sitting member)
Result of council at last election (2015): Conservatives 50, Labour 10, Independents 2 (Conservative majority of 38)
Result of ward at last election (2015): Emboldened denotes elected
Labour 753, 727 (39%)
United Kingdom Independence Party 599 (31%)
Conservatives 593, 469 (31%)
EU Referendum Result: REMAIN 28,587 (34%) LEAVE 56,493 (66%) on a turnout of 75%
Candidates duly nominated: Rob Colwell (Liberal Democrat), Gary Howman (Labour), Ronald Mortimer (Conservative) and Michael Stone (UKIP)
Weather at the close of polls: Clear, 12°C
Estimate: Too close to call (Lab 35%, Con 31%, Lib Dem 17%, UKIP 17%)

Woodville on South Derbyshire (Con defence, death of sitting member)
Result of council at last election (2015): Conservatives 24, Labour 12 (Conservative majority of 12)
Result of ward at last election (2015): Emboldened denotes elected
Conservatives 1,443, 1,317, 1,236 (33%)
Labour 1,431, 1,239, 1,167 (33%)
United Kingdom Independence Party 1,168, 839, 739 (27%)
Liberal Democrat 337 (8%)
EU Referendum Result: REMAIN 22,479 (40%) LEAVE 34,216 (60%) on a turnout of 77%
Candidates duly nominated: Mike Dawson (UKIP), Malc Gee (Lab), Raymond Tipping (Con), Rebecca Wilkinson (Lib Dem)
Weather at the close of polls: Cloudy, but dry, 12°C
Estimate: Too close to call (Con 34%, Lab 31%, Lib Dem 18%, UKIP 17%)

Compiled by Harry Hayfield