The Green Party’s efforts to regain the council seat it lost in 2008 have met with failure again. In the Hulme by-election forced by the resignation of Emily Lomax (caught drunk-driving), Labour finished with more well above half the total votes cast. Contra MCFly’s glib and ill-informed prediction, the Lib Dems slipped from second to third (no general election to help them on their way this time). The Greens therefore move back to ‘second’ place in this ward, but that will presumably be cold comfort.
Hulme By-Election results – Lab 1031, Green 451, Lib Dems 151, Cons 67