Thursday 13th October 2011
Dave Leech, Labour Party: 1,257, 75.1%
Danny Cooke, BNP: 174, 10.5%
Kevin Riddiough, English Democrats: 146, 8.8%
Clive Watkinson, Conservatives: 61, 3.7%
Edward Alan Gouthwaite, Ind: 21, 1.3%
2nd place looks good, but the figures tell a different story. 10.5% in a ward where in 2008 the party polled in excess of 30% shows how the party have slipped. Yes, in 2008 there was a very unpopular Tony Blair running the country, but since then you've had a Barnsley Labour MP convicted of fiddling expenses. The English Democrats picked up a respectable result for their first time standing in the ward.