Labour’s Tom Murphy Wins in St Helens

Tom Murphy has been elected as a Councillor for St Helens ward to replace to Councillor Trevor Reynolds on Chesterfield Borough Council.

Councillor Tom Murphy

Councillor Tom Murphy (Photo: Peak Features)

Mr Murphy won 579 votes, giving him a majority of 167, on a 37.4% turnout.

The robustly contested by-election which saw five parties put forward candidates was sparked by the death of Trevor Reynolds, Labour Party stalwart and respected local Councillor since May 2011.

Tom Murphy said: “I am honoured that the people of St Helens have put their trust in me to serve with sitting Councillor Angela Reynolds and to be their voice on Chesterfield Borough Council.

“The Labour Council has big plans for Chesterfield. I look forward to working to ensure St Helens ward gets its fair share.”

Chesterfield MP, Toby Perkins said: “Tom is very much his own man and I know he will do his utmost to stand up for local people.”

“People across Britain are sickened by the policies that the Conservatives, backed by the Liberal Democrats, are pursuing in Government.

“With almost three million unemployed, a flat-lining economy and the elderly and disabled footing the bill for the bankers’ mess, people want strong voices, like Tom, fighting for a fairer alternative.”

Mr Perkins added: “I look forward to working with Tom and Angela in standing up for the people of St Helens.”

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