Labour hold Poulton North in town’s first voter ID election


LABOUR’S Una Gillham won the Poulton North by-election – the first election in Warrington when voter ID rules came into effect.

The former lecturer, charity worker and community volunteer held the seat in the by-election called following the sad death of community advocate, Lay Minister, and Labour Councillor Diana Friend, who sadly passed away in May.

It was the first election in Warrington where the voter identification rules came into effect as residents who wanted to vote had to bring a form of ID with them to polling stations on the day.
The Tory candidate Howard Klein came second with 606 votes, while Lib Dem Tim Harwood came third with 168.

Una Bernadette GILLHAM (Lab) 999
Timothy John Nigel HARWOOD (Lib Dem) 168
Howard Martin KLEIN (Con) 606


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  1. Well these voters are obviously happy about the mountain of debt this council has got us into….or the usual, always voted Labour as my family before me and always will

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