Labour’s Daisy Kenny has won the Liscard by election with a total of 1137 votes giving a majority of 555 and a vote share of 54%. The second-placed candidate is The Conservative’s Jane Owens with 582 votes and a 27% share.
Below is a table of the candidates and the votes cast.
Liscard – Labour HOLD
|Labour||Daisy Marie Kenny||1137||54%||+3%|
|Lib Dems||Sue Arrowsmith||201||9%||=|
|Green||Edward John Lamb||109||5%||-6%|
|Independent||Lynda Ellen Williams||68||3%|
|For Britain||Gary Bergan||26||1%|
Before the by election, birkenhead.news spoke to Daisy Kenny, “I’ve always wanted to work hard and be in a position where I can give back to the community. Just helping out with day-to-day things to help improve people’s lives.”, she explained.
Daisy can now get on with her promise to electors to help source grants and funding for the regeneration of Liscard town centre.
Recalling her time as a youngster, just a few short years ago, she said that at the time there wasn’t much for kids to do to keep themselves occupied in and around Liscard. “I think Liscard needs more community centres, more leisure activities, particularly in Egremont.”
A ‘casual vacancy’ had arisen in the Liscard ward following the resignation of Labour’s Sarah Spoor for personal reasons, leading to the by election on 22 July. The results of the 2019 election are below.
2019 Liscard Election Result
|Labour||Sarah Kathryn Spoor||1733||51%|
|Conservative||Michael Thomas Taylor||609||18%|
|Lib Dems||Sue Arrowsmith||319||9%|