VETERAN Labour councillor Peter McBride is back on Kirklees Council.
He secured a seat in the by-election at Dalton, called after the resignation of Clr Angel Ellam.
And despite Labour’s poor position nationally, he secured a 242-vote majority over the Liberal Democrats.
Clr McBride, 69, who lost his seat last May, said: “I kept faith with Dalton and Dalton kept faith with me.
“I never cease to be amazed at the efforts of people, especially the elderly and the infirm, to turn out and support us. The young people are clearly not that interested and we will have to work on that.
“Labour is currently not popular in the country with some Government mistakes but it is good to see grassroots supporters sticking to their guns.”
The results were:
Peter McBride (Labour) 1397; Alison Louise Munro (Lib Dem) 1155; Martin James Leonard (Con) 605; Jonathan Wright (BNP) 157; David William Hargreaves (Green) 103; Colin Anthony Walder (Ind) 34. Turnout 27.49%