By-election result

Published: 15th Mar 2002

Please note this is an archived Press Release

LABOUR’s Peter Dunlop won a three-cornered fight for the vacant seat in Redcar & Cleveland Council’s Grangetown ward at yesterday’s by-election.

He polled 463 votes, ahead of Paul Tuffs (Liberal Democrat) with 242 votes and Lynda Russell (Conservative) with 27 votes.

Mr Dunlop, a member of the Future Regeneration of Grangetown and vice-chair of the South Bank and Grangetown Single Regeneration Budget, joins Labour colleagues Lynn Pallister and Arthur Harvison in the three-seat ward.

The poll, called after the death last year of Labour’s Barbara Bowater, maintains Labour’s overall majority of three on the 59-member Council.

State of the parties: Labour 31, Conservative 14, Liberal Democrat 10, East Cleveland Independent 3, Socialist Labour 1.

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