Labour scores narrow victory in Broadheath by-election

Ne councillor, Helen Boyle

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THE Labour party recorded a very narrow victory in the Broadheath by-election.


Helen Boyle won the hotly contested seat with 1,377 votes, beating the Conservative candidate, Brenda Houraghan, who received 1,258 votes.


The UK Independence Party came third with 234 votes and, Liberal Democrats were fourth with 150 votes and the Green Party was fifth with 67 votes.


Turnout for the by-election – which was held following the death of Cllr Ken Weston – was very low at just 30 per cent.


Trafford's returning officer, Theresa Grant, confirmed the results of the closely-fought election late last night.
 

Helen Boyle will now represent Broadheath residents until she seeks re-election in 2015.
 

Following the announcement, Ms Grant extended the Council's congratulations to the Cllr Boyle and wished her well as she begins her term of office.
 

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11:06am Fri 17 Jan 14

Bill Chapman says...

It's good to read of a Labour victory, and of UKIP coming third.
It's good to read of a Labour victory, and of UKIP coming third. Bill Chapman
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1:28pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Rioroly says...

And sad day for Broadheath when a party celebrate by singing the Red Flag, I had respect for some but feel very sad they resort to this., especially with their MP.Kate Green.Bear this in mind for May.
And sad day for Broadheath when a party celebrate by singing the Red Flag, I had respect for some but feel very sad they resort to this., especially with their MP.Kate Green.Bear this in mind for May. Rioroly
  • Score: -1

3:15pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Bill Chapman says...

The Red Flag is a fine old song which reflects thev struggles of ordinary people over the centuries against the rich and powerful

" It suits today the weak and base,
Whose minds are fixed on self and place
To cringe before the rich man's frown,
And haul the sacred emblem down. "

Long may it be heard in Broadheath and elsewhere.
The Red Flag is a fine old song which reflects thev struggles of ordinary people over the centuries against the rich and powerful " It suits today the weak and base, Whose minds are fixed on self and place To cringe before the rich man's frown, And haul the sacred emblem down. " Long may it be heard in Broadheath and elsewhere. Bill Chapman
  • Score: 1

1:24pm Mon 20 Jan 14

rockinrocky_robin says...

Bill Chapman wrote:
It's good to read of a Labour victory, and of UKIP coming third.
UKIP were probably the difference between the Conservatives winning the seat and not.
Have to say as a Conservative voter living in the ward, the Conservative campaign was not specific enough on what it had/would do for Broadheath voters but focussed on the council/Trafford as a whole.
The Labour and LIb Dem material was at least full of local issues.
Didn't see anything or have any visits from the Greens or UKIP
[quote][p][bold]Bill Chapman[/bold] wrote: It's good to read of a Labour victory, and of UKIP coming third.[/p][/quote]UKIP were probably the difference between the Conservatives winning the seat and not. Have to say as a Conservative voter living in the ward, the Conservative campaign was not specific enough on what it had/would do for Broadheath voters but focussed on the council/Trafford as a whole. The Labour and LIb Dem material was at least full of local issues. Didn't see anything or have any visits from the Greens or UKIP rockinrocky_robin
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