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A Clean Sweep for Labour! Successful Local Elections

John and some of his canvassers


Carnforth & Millhead ward have elected a Labour Councillor in the recent by-election. Speaking at Carnforth Cricket Club on 7th May, John Reynolds told the celebration party that

Voters Wanted Change

voters wanted change. People across Carnforth and Millhead were energised by the campaign we created, a campaign for positive change and an alternative to cutting public services,Campaigns that focus on negatives and that ignore one particular group or another, have no place in local politics.Cllr John Reynolds

Cllr Reynolds won the election with 702 votes, with the Conservative candidate coming in second with 671 votes. The chair of Carnforth Labour party, Roger Clough, was pleased with the result.

"Against a backdrop of debate in the national press about poor performances by Labour in local elections, we more than doubled our vote from the November 2015 by election," he said. "A result that saw a swing from Conservative to Labour of 12.25 per cent." Roger Clough

It was a successful May for all the local Labour teams with a clean sweep of election wins across the district:


Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire - First Count

  1. Grunshaw (Labour) 132,261elected
  2. Pratt (Con) 96,746
  3. Barker (UKIP) 49,987
  4. Roach (Lib Dem) 23,164

Spoilt papers 9,697 Grunshaw has 43.8% and leads; this is less than 50% so a second count takes place, eliminating all bar Grunshaw and Pratt. Second Count Grunshaw (Labour) 152,714 elected Pratt (Con) 118,941

Lancashire County Council - Lancaster East division (by-election)

  1. Collinge (Labour) 1758 elected
  2. Hamilton-Cox (Green) 1408
  3. <,li>Long (Lib Dem) 231
  4. Metcalfe (TUSC) 60
  5. Spoilt 49

Lancaster City Council - John O'Gaunt ward (Lancaster) by-election.

  1. Thynne (Labour) 857 elected
  2. Cooke (Con) 221 Frost (Lib Dem) 85 Semple (UKIP) 112 Stubbins (Green) 650 Spoilt 16

Lancaster City Council - Carnforth & Millhead ward (by-election)

  1. Reynolds (Labour) 702elected
  2. Bassinder (Con) 671
  3. Gillespie (UKIP) 134
  4. Dunster (Lib Dem) 74
  5. Sinclair (Green)
  6. Spoilt 7



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