Lucy Smith was the Labour candidate in the Besses by-election on 19th July ’18, Lucy successfully beat the other candidates, continuing Besses tradition of being a full Labour ward, The results where:
Lucy Smith (Labour) – 999
Jordan Lewis (Conservatives) – 708
Stephen Morris (English Democrats) – 72
Gareth Lloyd-Johnson (Liberal Democrats) – 71
Glyn Heath – (Green Party) – 55
Michael Swierzanski (UKIP) – 49
The turnout was 23.6%
Lucy is the daughter of our Bury North CLP Secretary and formerly a councillor, Mayor & deputy leader of Bury Labour Group – John Smith and current councillor for East Ward and former Mayor – Stella Smith. She was destined to be a politician having been brought up in a strong Labour family and will be a great addition to Bury Council.
Bury North Councillors and members flocked to neighbouring Bury South to campaign before the big day, We had a good “Northern” representation on polling day and even had our Labour-mobile circling the ward.