There was a by-election on Thursday 2nd November 2017 for an Egremont South ward seat on Copeland Borough Council, caused by the resignation of former Labour leader on the council, Lena Hogg.
The votes cast were:
Labour: 354 votes
Conservative 321 votes
4 spoilt papers
Labour majority cut to 33.
This represented a swing of 11% from Labour to Conservative, an excellent result for our hard-working local Conservative candidate Jeff Hailes.
Thank you to all those who voted Conservative in the by-election.