Tories win tough fight for Stanley

THE Tories held on to Blackpool's Stanley ward seat by just 46 votes after a hard-fought by-election.

A partial recount was needed at Blackpool Town Hall last night, before Conservative candidate Jean Kenrick was declared the winner.

She secured 648 votes against the 602 cast for Labour's John Jones. The Tory majority was slashed from more than 700.

 

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