Byelection results

Posted by David Boothroyd
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12 years ago / February 23, 2007

Both of this week’s byelections resulted in no change. The more interesting, Illingworth and Mixenden in Calderdale borough, saw Labour hold off a BNP challenge to hold the seat of its former leader Tom McElroy. The BNP had won two out of three seats in the ward in 2004 and kept their seat in 2006, but this time fell 70 votes short.

In Castle division of Cumbria county (which is in Carlisle), the Liberal Democrats held their seat with a big increase in their majority.