Source: Labour List UK
Headline: Council by-elections: Labour holds Chester ward with huge majority
Labour has retained a council seat in Chester with nearly 60 per cent of the vote on a night when just two wards were contested.
The party saw its support inch up as it took the seat in West Cheshire and Chester comfortably ahead of the Tories.
Overall Labour held Blacon with 59.1 per cent of the vote while the Tories came a distant second with 21.8 per cent.
It comes a week after Labour suffered a surprise loss in its north-east heartlands when the Tories narrowly took a ward in Middlesbrough.
The result for last night’s other vote, in Labour-held Kenton East in Harrow, has yet to be declared.
Blacon (West Cheshire and Chester)
Labour: 59.1 per cent (+1.6)
Conservatives 21.8 per cent (+4)
Independent: 16.5 per cent (+16.5)
Lib Dems 2.7 per cent (+2.7)
Kenton East (Harrow)
Result still to be declared