Victory for Tory McGahan in election
CONSERVATIVE John McGahan has won the Bramhall South and Woodford council election.
The Tories held onto their seat in the ward with 53.2 per cent of the vote (2,080) while Labour suffered a heavy defeat with their candidate Kathryn Priestly receiving just 3.3 per cent of votes (132).
They were pushed into fourth place by the Green Party with the Lib Dems second, 578 votes behind the Tories.
Turnout was 39.6 per cent in the election, triggered after Tory councillor Anita Johnson stepped down from Stockport council in October just three months after being voted in.
She was elected in May after veteran Conservative Bryan Leck retired following four decades as a councillor.
Ms Johnson gave up her seat for ‘health reasons’.
It was a bad night for Labour as they received a significantly lower share of the votes than in May, when they polled nine per cent.
Lib Dem Jeremy Meal got 38.4 per cent (1,502) and the Greens’ David McDonough five per cent (197). UKIP, who bagged 13 per cent of the vote earlier this year, had not fielded a candidate.