Having lost his seat last May to Labour’s Anita Leech (with a majority of 318), after the death of Cllr Ann McArdle, Ian Lewis (Conservative) overturned Labour’s majority into a majority of 265 in the by-election.
The result doesn’t change the balance of power on Wirral Council, but does reduce Labour’s majority from nine to seven. Meanwhile in the Heswall by-election held on the same day Kathryn Anne Hodson (Conservative) was predictably returned with a comfortable majority of 794.
|Pauline Ann DANIELS||Labour||1355|
|Susan Jane WHITHAM||U.K. Independence||148|
|Mark HALLIGAN||Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts||31|
|Jim MCGINLEY||Green Party||28|
|Daniel CLEIN||Liberal Democrat||28|