Labour take Liversedge and Gomersal

Simon Alvy who will be standing for Labour in the Liversedge/Gomersal by-election
Simon Alvy who will be standing for Labour in the Liversedge/Gomersal by-election

Labour has snatched the Liversedge and Gomersal council seat from the Conservatives after a close-fought by-election.

Simon Alvy was elected the new ward councillor after receiving 43 per cent of the vote, beating Conservatives candidate Sharon Light and the Lib Dems’ Richard Farnhill.

Mr Alvy got 1,517 votes, with Mrs Light in second place with 1,378. Richard Farnhill received 599 votes. The turnout was just over 25 per cent.

Council leader Mehboob Khan (Labour) said: “This fantastic result in the Liversedge & Gomersal by-election is a tribute to the candidate, Simon Alvy, and the campaign team, which delivered a victory in a Tory stronghold.”

Labour Activist Dan Howard said: “A lot of people will be surprised at this, but we were not surprised – we worked really hard for this.”