Labour win Horwich by-election by one vote
The Labour candidate has won the Horwich Church Ward by-election, edging out the Liberal Democrats by just a single vote.
The Labour and Co-operative party candidate, Andrew Morley, gained 279 votes, whilst the Liberal candidate Doug Bagnall was just one vote behind him on 278.
In third place was UKIP candidate and former mayor of Horwich, Peter McGeehan, who amassed 96 votes.
Conservative Anne Galloway ran in fourth place with 81 votes and the Green party's Keith Cocker finished up in last place with 30 votes.
Speaking immediately after the result, Horwich's newest town councillor, Mr Morley, said he was "absolutely elated" to have won the contest.
He added: "I'm really chuffed and I'd like to thank everyone who voted, all those who helped with my campaign and also my fellow candidates in what was a close run contest.
"This proves that every vote counts and now I can't wait to get started working for the people of Horwich."
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