Liberal Democrats gain seat from Labour in Todmorden


Liberal Democrat Matthew Doyle gained a seat from Labour in a Todmorden Town Council by-election. The by-election in Waslden was triggered after the last Labour Councillor elected didn't turn up to sign their acceptance of office in time.

We fought the campaign on our platform of giving more control and power to our local Town Councils and allowing them to run and manage public services that are currently run by Calderdale.

At the age of 22 Matthew Doyle becomes the youngest Councillor serving on Todmorden Town Council. Giving a much-needed voice to young people living in Calderdale.

This brings the total number of Liberal Democrat Councillors on Todmorden Town Council up to 7 after we gained seats in May's local elections.

The result, on a turnout of 25% in case you haven’t yet seen it was:


Matthew DOYLE (Lib Dem)    298

Labour                                186


Majority of 112


As best we can calculate this represents a 28% swing to the Lib Dems since the Town Elections on 2nd May.



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