With it being a colder/darker time of year, and another by-election not long after the last one, it was the unfortunate expectation that it would be difficult to get voters out to vote. That, and with ten candidates to the seven from last time voters had a wider choice (a good thing) it is realistic to see the overall turnout be lower (last time was 13.5%) as well as vote shares being divided and thus trending lower than last time.
As before the Pirate message was a strong call to all electors to exercise their democratic right/responsibility and to vote, no matter who for.
So with the results in the turnout was a paltry 10.69% and shows us holding about as steady as we would expect. Loz's percentage of the vote dropped fractionally, he received 7 votes less than last time - which against a drop in the total turnout I think shows stability and that Pirate voters are making an effort to turnout, unlike perhaps Labour voters who saw their candidate poll 274 votes less than last time.
|Surname||Other Names||Description (if any)||Votes (% result, change)|
|MANCO||Ollie||Labour Party Candidate||965 (57.37%, -12.13%)|
|DOBSON||Ken||The Liberal Party||219 (N/A)|
|POWER||Martin||UK Independence Party||138 (8.20%, -0.6%)|
|BIRKINSHAW||Pete||Green Party||106 (6.3%, +1.2%)|
|SEMPLE||David||Conservative and Unionist Party||75 (4.46%, -0.24%)|
|KAYE||Loz||Pirate Party UK||72 (4.28%, -0.22%)|
|BLACK||Gareth||British National Party||46 (2.73% -0.4%)|
|NSUMBU||Claude Diele||Liberal Democrat||31 (1.84% -0.66%)|
|DAVIDSON||Alex||Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts||17 (N/A)|
|BELLAMY||Caroline||Communist League||9 (N/A)|