Election joy for Doreen.
Redcar and Cleveland The borough of Redcar & Cleveland is a unitary authority in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England consisting of Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, and small towns such as Brotton, Skelton and Loftus. Council following a by-election triumph in the Brotton Ward.
Council leader Councillor George Dunning described the result as a vote of confidence in Labour's running of the authority.
The by-election was caused by Councillor Peter Scott retiring from the council.
Doreen Rudland had a majority of more than 200 over the second placed candidate, Barry Hunt, who stood as an independent.
She said: "It was a great campaign, based around the issues that matter to local people, and on Labour's ability to best represent them. I look forward to working with local people and colleagues on the council, and elsewhere, to help move Brotton forward."
Cllr Dunning said: "This was a tremendous result and a tremendous vote of confidence in Labour's performance in running the council since 2007."
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland East Cleveland, city (1990 pop. 33,096), Cuyahoga co., NE Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland; inc. 1911. Mostly residential, it has some declining light industry. It is, however, the site of a General Electric lamp factory and research laboratory. MP Tom Blenkinsop said: "Congratulations to Doreen and the Labour team. This was the first electoral test in the borough since the General Election. The ground is clearly shifting away from the Con-Dem coalition, as people begin to see the reality of their policies."
Result: Doreen Rudland, Lab, 565; Barry Hunt, Ind, 351; Valerie Miller, Lib Dem, 315; Don Agar Agar, in the Bible
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VICTORY: Labour's new councillor Doreen Rudland