Labour win Failsworth East by-election

Date published: 05 December 2018

A long-serving educational support worker has joined her husband on the seats of the Oldham Council chamber after winning the Failsworth East ward by-election.

Liz Jacques, the Labour party candidate, was declared the victor, beating her closest contender, the Conservatives' Antony Cahill, by 677 to 336 votes.

Mrs Jacques is married to cabinet member for education and former headteacher, Councillor Paul Jacques.

Cherryl Brock gave notice of her intention to stand down in October.

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