Labour have won the Kidsgrove By Election and thus claimed the 12 and final seat on offer from the Kidsgrove area for Newcastle Borough Council. This now makes Kidsgrove a strong Labour area with voters choosing to elect Terry Turner in this latest Kidsgrove election.
It is technically a Labour gain from independent, however as Kyle Noel-Taylor was elected as a Labour councillor it could also be easily viewed as Labour retaining the seat which they initially won. This seat will now increase the Labour majority at Newcastle Borough Council which is why the parties were fighting so hard for this seat.
Despite the result this was a poor day for Kidsgrove politics and hardly provides a ringing endorsement for any political party. The turnout in the Kidsgrove election was appalling with only 18%* of the Kidsgrove electorate bothering to vote. This clearly shows the total lack of faith and interest that Kidsgrove residents have in any party.
The total results for the Kidsgrove By Election are shown below.
*Estimated calculation based on last Weeks Electoral role