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Double Win in Colne

August 6, 2018 10:29 AM

Cllrs Jamie Hargreaves and Alice MannLiberals in Colne were celebrating after their double victory in the Waterside Ward By-election for Colne Town Council on Thursday 2nd August.

The result was:
ALICE MANN - Liberal Democrat 394 elected
JAMIE HARGREAVES - Liberal Democrat 356 elected
Nathan McCollum - Conservative 187
Linda McCollum - Conservative 186
Tony Harmson - Labour 185
Patricia Hannah-Wood - Labour 180

The result meant that the Liberal Democrats gained one seat from Labour and held one seat. The turnout was 21.49%

The successful candidates said: "Thank you for electing us. We will do our best to repay voters' support in the coming months."

They also asked residents to consider getting involved with one of the "volunteer groups who work to make Waterside and Colne good places to live!"

Councillor Tony Greaves, who is a Pendle Borough Councillor in the same ward, said: "We'd have liked a higher turnout even though it's the holiday season in August. But this is a wonderful and deserved result for two really good candidates.

"And it's a real boost for the Liberals in Waterside and in Colne."

The by-elections were caused by the automatic disqualification of Labour Councillor Ian Graham for not attending a meeting for six months, and the resignation of Liberal Democrat Councillor Graham Roach from the Town Council. Councillor Roach remains a member of Pendle Borough Council.

The composition of Colne Town Council following this result is ten Conservatives and seven Liberal Democrats.