Friday, 25 October 2013

Marie Morgan wins Winstanley By-election

Marie celebrates her victory with Yvonne Fovargue MP
& supporters at Wigan Town Hall.
Labour Party candidate, Marie Morgan is celebrating tonight following a convincing result in the by-election held as a result of the sad death of Cllr Rona Winkworth.

Marie polled 746 votes to retain the seat for Labour in a field of seven candidates on a 19.6 per cent turnout.

In her acceptance speech, Marie paid tribute to her campaign team and the people of Winstanley ward for placing their trust in her. She also dedicated her victory to former Mayor Cllr Rona Winkworth.

Result

Labour     746
UKIP       421
CAP         326
Con          180
Green         55
Ind             27
Lib Dem     19

The result marks a series of Labour election victories in the ward in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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