Labour leader proud to retain his Paulsgrove seat

LABOUR leader John Ferrett spoke of his pride after he retained his Paulsgrove council seat.

Saturday, 7th May 2016, 6:01 am

Cllr Ferrett was targeted by left-wing faction The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 
going into the election and had come under 
fire for his criticism of Labour’s national leadership.

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But he rose above the challenge to secure 995 votes, ahead of Ukip’s Mike Jerome, with 711. Cllr Ferrett said he took it as a ‘badge of honour’ TUSC only chose to stand against him.

He said: ‘We fought a tough fight, not least from Ukip.’

Meanwhile, Labour’s Stephen Morgan claimed victory in Charles Dickens, taking Labour’s total seats to three.