A by-election was held on Thursday 4 August 2016 to fill the vacant seat for the Alston Moor Ward on Eden District Council, following the resignation of David Hymers (Conservative).
The result of the by-election is as follows:
- Stephen Harrison (Conservative) 251 votes
- Thomas Sheriff (Liberal Democrat) 302 votes
- Thomas Sheriff (Liberal Democrat) is duly elected as the District Councillor for the Alston Moor Ward.
556 votes were cast. Three spoilt ballot papers. Turnout 34%.