Results of the Northop Byelection:
Paul Ashley, (Welsh Conservatives) 280
Marion Bateman, (Independent.) 343
Robert Mackey, (Welsh Liberal Democrats.) 187
Ken Molyneux, (Independent.) 227
Linda Pierce, (Labour) 197.
The result in Northop in May 2008 was:
Mel Higham (Independent) 910 (69%)
Linda Pierce (Labour) 403 (31%)
Turnout was 54.3%
Difficult to draw any conclusions from this by election except that Labour's proportion of the vote halved from 31% to 16%, which is not good news for the local MP, David Hanson.