Labour hold Pontefract North seat on Wakefield Council

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Labour’s Lorna Malkin has been elected as the new councillor for Pontefract North following yesterday’s by-election.

Ms Malkin secured the Wakefield Council seat with a majority of 456 votes.

She will replace Paula Sherriff who stepped down after she became the MP for Dewsbury earlier this year.

There was a 15.83 per cent turnout for the by-election.

The results in full:

Lorna Victoria Malkin (Labour) - 909 votes

Nathan Garbutt (UKIP) - 453 votes

Anthony David Hill (Conservatives) - 299 votes

Lucy Victoria Brown (Yorkshire First) - 124 votes

Daniel Woodlock (Liberal Democrats) - 86 votes

Daniel Krstan Dearden (TUSC) - 24 votes