Trafford Labour leader celebrates his and daughter’s election victories as Conservatives lose only seat in Urmston ward

By Libby Wilkinson, Sean-Paul Doran & Owen Williams

Trafford’s Labour leader will not only be celebrating his party’s success tonight but also that of his daughter, who was elected Urmston’s newest councillor.

Catherine Hynes, daughter of Councillor David Acton, won the seat by 149 votes, booting the Conservatives out of the ward.

“On a personal basis I felt more nervous for her this evening than I did myself,” said Cllr Acton. “She’s ecstatic with the result and so am I.”

The Labour party had a fantastic evening, clinching three seats from the Conservatives.

Speaking on the party’s victory, Cllr Acton said: “We’ve closed the gap a lot and built a platform to arrest control from the Conservatives.”

The borough has not seen a Labour authority since 1995 and next local elections won’t take place for another two years.

However Cllr Acton is confident his party will repeat the achievements seen this evening and will eventually regain power of Trafford Council.

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