Labour wins Sheffield by-election

A polling station at Southey Library.
A polling station at Southey Library.
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Labour retained a seat on Sheffield Council in a by-election called following the resignation of the deputy leader.

Leigh Bramall, who represented Southey, resigned in March and has now been replaced by Mike Chaplin, who secured 1,594 votes.

Philip Brown for the Lib Dems got 706 votes - more than all three of his party’s candidates combined in 2016 - followed by Dave Ogle for Ukip, who got 593 votes.

Jason Southcott for the Conservative Party got 388 votes, Andrew Hards for the Green Party secured 97 votes, Jim Warrender for the Yorkshire Party got 46 votes and Carol Keen for the Women's Equality Party got 40 votes.

In 2016 Labour won all three Southey seats, with Tony Damms and Jayne Dunn joining Mr Bramall. The three candidates got a combined 5,774 votes.

Second that year was Ukip, with 2,901 votes, and third were the Conservatives with 525 votes, fourth the Lib Dems with 518 votes and fifth the Greens with 480 votes. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate got 61 votes.