Mike McCusker, Labour party candidate, has been declared the winner in the 2018 Eccles by-election.
Labour hold onto Eccles with a comfortable first place for its candidate as Mike McCusker romped home with an easy win.
The turnout for the election, held Thursday September 26, was 20.92 per cent with 1966 votes cast.
The votes were cast as follows:
Alker, Helen, Green Party 123
Darlington, Andrew, Conservative Party 474
Dean, Caroline Stephanie, Women’s Equality Party 39
Hallam, Keith, UK Independence party (UKIP) 100
McCusker, Mike, Labour Party 1071
Overend, Jake Liberal Democrats 156
Three ballot papers were rejected.
The by-election was called to find a replacement for Councillor Peter Wheeler who resigned earlier this year.
The political makeup of the council remains:
Liberal Democrats 0