From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Saturday 20th February 2016
The Higher Blackley by-election, called after a Labour councillor resigned for family reasons, returned Paula Sadler with 65.3 per cent.
Ms Sadler polled 1,062 votes — a 10.5 per cent increase in Labour’s share of the votes compared to 2015’s full council elections.
Ukip was runner-up but with a much reduced share, winning 18.9 per cent (308 votes) — a 14 per cent decline.
“I certainly am a supporter of Jeremy. I think he is an honest politician,” said Ms Sadler.
“He says what he thinks and does not butter people up, which makes him unpopular with some people but very popular with people like me.”
Labour’s rightwingers are expert at spinning the blame for the party’s electoral losses away from their own divisive and cynical antics, says CHELLEY RYAN: here.