Pontefract North by-election result


A by-election held yesterday (Thursday 24 September) in the Pontefract North ward of Wakefield Council resulted in Labour holding the seat.

The by-election follows the resignation of Paula Sheriff MP who represented the No 12 ward for Labour.

The new ward councillor is Lorna Jane Malkin, who took the seat with a majority of 456 votes.

There was a 15.83% turn-out in the by election. The result leaves the make-up of the Council unchanged:

Labour 54

Conservatives 6


Independent 1

The results were:

​Candidate's surname ​Other name(s) ​DescriptionVotes
BROWN​Lucy Victoria​Yorkshire First​124
DEARDEN​Daniel Krstan​Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts​24
​GARBUTT​Nathan​UK Independence Party (UKIP)​453
​HILL​Anthony David​The Conservative Party Candidate​299
​MALKINLorna JaneLabour Party Candidate909 Elected​
​WOODLOCK​Daniel​Liberal Democrats​86