Friday, 5 July 2013

New UKIP councillor in Brookside

Two by-election wins for UKIP

UKIP Telford & Wrekin are celebrating two fantastic election results tonight after winning both the Madeley Town Council and Stirchley & Brookside Parish Council by-elections.

Ryan Laing beat the Conservative candidate who stood as an independent, Grant Foxon, by 331 votes to 206 in Woodside. We believe that the 61.4% vote share may be the new record percentage win in a by-election for UKIP anywhere in the country.

Brookside candidate, Lynda Hogger, also beat Labour borough councillor Nathan England by 442 votes to 322. The 57.85% of the vote Lynda secured is a massive achievement in itself without considering she was up against a sitting borough councillor.

UKIP Telford & Wrekin now has 9 councillors representing Brookside, Dawley, Dothill, Ercall Magna, Kynnersley, Hollinswood, Shifnal and Woodside.

Well done to both candidates, their families, friends and for everyone from the branch and surrounding areas who came to help deliver leaflets and put up posters. We couldn't have done it without the hard work that everyone put in.