Friday, 3 October 2008

Lib Dems storm to victory in Kirkleatham Ward

Liberal Democrats have won the Kirkleatham Ward By Election for Redcar and Cleveland Council putting control on a knife edge.

The Labour/Independent Coaliton have now lost their majority on the 59 seat Council.

Lib Dem Candidate, John Hannon (pictured front/centre), stormed to victory, by taking the seat from Labour with a majority of 545 votes. The full result is as follows:

John Hannon (Lib Dem) - 1031
Paul Dixon (Lab)............... 486
Brian Mundy (Con)............ 204
Dawn Castle BNP............. 106
Turnout 36.8%

Composition of the Council now is:
Labour 27 (with by election on 16th October in Labour ward).
Lib Dem 14
Conservative 11
Independent supporting Labour 2
Independent 5


Liberal Neil said...

Brilliant result!

Well done to the team.

Chris Ord said...

Well done everyone on what is an absolutely stunning result.

There is a comment from a lady on Jonathan Wallace's blog in relation to Chris and Glynis' comments on Redcar, Yorkshire. I can't see any information on your blog relating to any campaigns for Cleveland to be abolished as a county, retirning to the traditional counties. I think it should, considering Cleveland County Council has long been gone, as has Tyne and Wear.


Cllr Chris Ord
Whickham North Ward
Gateshead Council

Chris and Glynis Abbott said...

The Local Government Act 1992 abolished both Cleveland County Council and the county of Cleveland on the 1st April 1996 Chris.