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Mossley remains Labour after Stephen Homer is re-elected

Stephen celebrating his election with his supporters and fellow ward councillors. Image: Nigel Wood.

Stephen Homer thanked the people of Mossley for "once again putting their faith and trust in me" after his re-election to represent Mossley on Tameside Council. 

The Labour councillor came top of the poll for the ward at last Thursday's local elections with 1,469 votes - receiving 54.4 per cent of the vote, with a comfortable majority of 736.  

In his victory speech, Stephen also thanked the other candidates who competed against him - Andrew Hay of the Conservatives, Christine Clark for the Green Party and Hattie Thomas of the Women's Equality Party - which was standing in Tameside for the first time. 

"Many people complain about things but not many people stand up and try to make a change," he said. "They've stood here tonight and put themselves forward and they should be congratulated for that." 

Stephen speaking on stage at the count in Ashton following his election victory. Image: Nigel Wood. 

Stephen stood for the first time in May 2018, when he received 1,145 votes. 

The result means Mossley stays Labour, with Stephen's son Jack Homer and Tafheen Sharif the ward's other councillors. 

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