Knowsley Elections: Green Gains, Labour Losses, Lib Dems Remain Steady

By on Friday, May 3, 2019

The Green Party made significant gains on Knowsley Council in yesterday’s local elections (Thursday 2 May 2019), unseating Labour borough councillors in two seats.

In Prescot South, Cllr Joanne Burke – pictured with Green MP Caroline Lucas – unseated Denise Allen, while former Labour councillor Ron Gaffney, now running as Green, was elected to replace Tony Newman in Whiston & Cronton.

In Prescot North, Cllr Ian Smith retained his seat for the Liberal Democrats. The Lib Dems and Greens had agreed not to run against each other in any Knowsley wards.

Halewood South unseated Labour’s Gary See to elect independent candidate Barbara Dunn, and elsewhere in the borough, Labour held its seats. This means that Knowsley Council’s makeup is now 37 Labour, 3 Green, 3 Liberal Democrat and 2 independent.

The borough saw a meagre overall turnout of 23.7 percent.

Full results to follow, along with election results from Prescot and Whiston Town Councils.


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