Labour's Michael Kane
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Labour wins Wythenshawe by-election

Labour has held onto its seat in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election with a comfortable majority while UKIP beat the Tories into second place.

Michael Kane won with 13,261 votes, beating UKIP's John Bickley, with 4,301, in second.

Rev Daniel Critchlow, for the Tories, came third on 3,479 votes, and Lib Dem Mary Di Mauro, came fourth on 1,176.

The by-election was triggered by the death of Labour MP Paul Goggins, who had represented constituents from 1997.

  • 14 Feb 2014