Labour wins Westgate by-election

Labour has retained one of the Westgate seats on Lancaster City Council after victory in a by-election.

Friday, 14th October 2016, 8:31 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:17 pm
New Lancaster City councillor Ian Clift.

Ian Clift topped the poll ahead of the Morecambe Bay Independent candidate Roger Dennison, with the UK Independence Party’s Michelle Ogden in third place.

The new councillor replaces his Labour colleague David Smith, who resigned last month to return home to Yorkshire.

Coun Clift is also on Morecambe Town Council.

The other Westgate councillors on Lancaster City Council are Tracy Brown and Claire Cozler, both Labour.

The full result of Thursday’s poll was:

Ian Clift (Labour) 443, Roger Dennison (MBI) 193, Michelle Ogden (UKIP) 183, Daniel Scott Gibbins (Conservative) 178, Louise Sandra Stansfield (Liberal Democrats) 41, Richard Moriarty (Green) 26.