Sunday, January 13, 2008

Middleton North

Amidst all the events of last week we had to fight a by-election in Middleton North – part of Rochdale Borough Council.

We were defending a majority of 369 and the Liberal Democrats chucked everything they had at it. Ten leaflets of dubious veracity (as ever) and they pulled in activists from all over Greater Manchester.

Fighting a by-election on the last Thursday of November is never easy but there was a great turnout of members from Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale and we held the seat by 37 votes.

In the circumstances a good result and congratulations to Middleton Labour Party and their excellent candidate – Johnathan Burns. He’s just the sort of active young Councillor the party needs.


Labour 607
Liberal Democrats 566

Conservative 280

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