City Independents take Springfields and Trent Vale from Labour

In a shock result which rendered the previously vociferous Labour Twitterati silent last night, City Independent candidate Jackie Barnes won the Springfields and Trent Vale by-election.

The seat formerly held by Sarah Hill until her resignation from the cabinet & the city council was thought to be a safe Labour seat. Continue reading

Socialist Party announce Matthew Wright as their candidate for Springfields & Trent Vale by-election

The Stoke-on-Trent branch of the Socialist Party have announced Matthew Wright as their candidate in the Springfields and Trent Vale by- election.

Matthew says

Labour councillors in Stoke are passing on ¬£24 million in cuts on top of last years ¬£35.6 Million without much more than a whimper. If elected I’d be a voice in the council chamber for all those who have been affected by these cuts and want to fight back.

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