Congratulations to Councillor Derrick Huckfield who has been elected as Councillor for Knutton at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council. Here is his reaction.
Turnout was down on the 2018 election, where Labour scored 74.7% of the vote, making it the safest Labour ward in the Borough. As in 2018, there are just the two candidates tonight. That’s an astonishing defeat for Labour in what was their safest ward at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council- a 25 per cent swing to the Conservatives. Commiserations to Steph Talbot, who worked hard and came extremely close.
Con GAIN from Labour
Turnout was 371 votes (around 18%)