LABOUR’S Allan Barclay has won the Manor House by-election.
Coun Barclay recieved a total of 639 votes with UKIP candidate Tom Hind in second place with 226.
Putting Hartlepool First’s Mick Stevens secured 194 votes while Mandy Loynes, of the Local Conservatives, came fourth with 74 votes.
The turn out was 15.79 per cent.
The by-election results for the Hartlepool Borough Council ward were announced late on Thursday night at the council chamber at the Civic Centre.
The contest was sparked after Labour councillor Angie Wilcox resigned on the back of two employment tribunal cases involving the charity she manages, Manor Residents’ Association, failing to pay national minimum wage.
Coun Wilcox was also suspended from the Labour group while investigations were being carried out.
See Friday’s Mail for full reaction from the Manor House by-election.