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UPDATED: Labour hold Upton ward in Wirral Council by-election
9:02am Friday 25th October 2013 in News
Wirral Labour group have roared out a General Election warning to the Tories following their crushing victory in the Upton ward by-election last night.
Matthew Patrick, 25, held the seat for Labour with 1,954 votes, beating Conservative Geoffrey Gubb, who polled 762.
Jubilant deputy council leader George Davies said today: “In our hour of victory we are sending a strong message to the Tories that we intend to go all-out in the 2015 General Election to win back the only Conservative seat on Merseyside (West Wirral).
“Clearly the people of Wirral find no favour with Government policies and are turning out to vote against them.
“We have taken Pensby and Upton in recent by-elections and we intend to march on to victory in 2015.”
The election was called following the death of Labour councillor Sylvia Hodrien, who passed away last month.
Greens candidate Jim McGinley gained more votes than Lib-Dem nominee Alan Davies – 143 to 130.
The by-election saw a 24.7% turn out, representing 3,010 votes with 21 spoiled papers.
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