Swooping Majority: Labour secure Kilnhurst & Swinton East Ward Council seat after By Election

by | Nov 3, 2023

Image: Nigel Harper from Labour party

Labour continue to hold the Kilnhurst & Swinton East Ward area with a 64.6% majority, after tallying the totals of yesterday’s election. 

Nigel Harper from the Labour Party, has been elected to be the councillor for the area after he gained 810 votes. The majority was overwhelming, with Conservative candidate Patricia Collins coming second with only 293 votes.

The election was called after former Labour councillor Stuart Sansome resigned. The retired steelworker was first elected for the old Swinton ward in 2014 and after nine years, was told he was not to be reselected to represent the Labour party for the next Rotherham elections in 2024.

The remainder of the votes were sparsely distributed between Reform UK (4.6%), The Yorkshire Party (3%), The liberal Democrat Party (2.4%) and The Green Party (2%).