Labour’s Richard Forster wins Castleford Central and Glasshoughton by-election

Richard Foster
Richard Foster

Labour held its seat in Castleford Central and Glasshoughton after winning yesterday’s by-election.

Richard Forster won with 76.6 per cent of the vote, beating Nathan Garbutt, of UKIP, who was second with 17.1 per cent.

The by-election followed the resignation of Coun Mark Burns-Williamson, who had held the seat for Labour for 15 years but was elected as West Yorkshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner in November last year.

Turnout for the by-election was 16.93 per cent.