Labour win Scunthorpe by-election ahead of Conservatives and BNP (updated)
The Labour candidate was victorious in yesterday's Scunthorpe Town Ward by-election for a seat on North Lincolnshire Council.
Haque Nawz Kataria was elected with 1,141 votes.
In second place was Abdul Wadud (Conservative) with 856, and third place went to Douglas Ward (BNP) with 133 votes.
The turnout was 35.4%, total votes cast being 2,144 with 14 spoilt papers.
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Haque Kataria is a local businessman who has lived within Town ward, on Doncaster Road, with his family, for nearly 20 years.
His election campaign included calling for cleaner roads and alleys.
"We need to stop street drinking and challenge anti-social behaviour," he said.
Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott, who campaigned for Labour in the by-election on his birthday, has sent a Tweet to the town's MP, Nic Dakin, is which he says: Well done to you and your team in Scunthorpe. Great win to be proud of."
DECLARED RESULT FOR NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL TOWN WARD
Haque Nawz Kataria - Labour 1141
Abdul Wadud - Conservative 856
Douglas Ward - BNP 133.
The by-election followed the death, in March, of Councillor Darrell Barkworth.