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Tory-umphant at Bury by-elections
7:30am Friday 16th November 2012 in Bury
The Tories recorded a double triumph in Bury's by-elections.
Susan Nuttall was victorious in Church ward by a margin of 263 votes, while James Daly secured a runaway success in North Manor, with a 681 majority.
Both seats had been previously held by Tory councillors Bob Bibby and Jim Taylor, who resigned earlier this year.
It was good night for the Tories after losing several seats in the May council elections.
The turnout for Church ward was 32.5 per cent and 29 per cent for North Manor.
The political make-up of the council remains: Labour 36, Conservatives 12, Liberal Democrat 2, and Independent 1.
Susan Nuttall (Conservative) - 1371
Sarah Kerrison (Labour) - 1108
Stephen Evans (UK Independence Party) - 309
Kamran Islam (Liberal Democrats) - 35
James Daly (Conservative) - 1324
Jean Treadgold (Labour) - 643
Peter Entwistle (UK Independence Party) - 251
Stewart Hay (Green Party) - 126
Ewan Arthur (Lib Dem) - 93