In yesterday’s Hazel Grove by-election, local Liberal Democrat champion Charles Gibson was elected to Stockport Council with a majority of 207 over the Conservative candidate.
Speaking after the result was announced, Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of the Liberal Democrat’s at Stockport Council, said: “I am absolutely delighted with this result. Charles will be a first-rate councillor for Hazel Grove and a big asset to our group. I want to thank everyone who went out to vote in the appalling weather we had throughout the day.
It was a good night for the Liberal Democrats as, once again, local residents chose to back our positive campaign and a strong local champion and rejected the negative campaigning of both Labour and the Conservatives.”
Cllr Lisa Smart, Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems, added: “I have worked closely with Charles for several years now and I know he will work hard to support the residents of Hazel Grove. Added to the historic victory in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, it really was a great night for the Liberal Democrats.”
The full result was:
Charles Gibson 1401 votes
Conservative candidate 1194 votes
Labour candidate 329 votes
Green candidate 142 votes
Pictured are Charles Gibson with Liberal Democrat councillors and local campaigners, celebrating the announcement of Charles’ by-election victory.