Ribble Valley elections 2021: Businessman and former Clitheroe Mayor wins West Bradford and Grindleton seat

There was an unusually high turnout for the Ribble Valley by-elections 2021, which took place in three wards - Billington and Langho, West Bradford and Grindleton, and Mellor.

The Conservatives retained all three wards.

There were celebrations for East Lancashire businessman and former Clitheroe Town Mayor Kevin Horkin, who won the West Bradford and Grindleton seat with 416 votes. Meanwhile, Steve Farmer was elected in Billington and Langho with 635 votes and Robin Walsh, brother of late Coun, Noel Walsh, elected in Mellor with 712 votes.

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The results are as follows:

Kevin Horkin is elected councillor for West Bradford and Grindleton

Billington and Langho

Steve Farmer (Con) 635

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Anthony Mcnamara (Lab) 254

Anne Peplow (Green) 81

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Majority 381

Turnout 37.14%

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Mellor

Robin Walsh (Con) 712

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John Hymas (Lib Dem) 200

Lee Jameson (Lab and Co-op) 109

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Malcolm Peplow (Green) 50

Majority 512

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Turnout 45.96%

West Bradford and Grindleton

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Kevin Horkin (Con) 416

Paul Atkinson (Lab) 90

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Murray O'Rourke (Lib Dem) 77

Majority 326

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Turnout 43.02%