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Byker – By-election

Thank you to all my Byker neighbours who opened your door, sent me an email or gave me a call to discuss how we can work together for a fairer and greener community. I’ve been encouraged by your support in this by-election.

30% of the vote in Byker went to the Green Party, doubling our voteshare from 2022, a strong second. It's clear that more people are turning to the Green Party.

Thank you to everyone who supported us and congratulations to Hayder Qureshi.

Nick Hartley

The by-election was called following the resignation of Stephen Sheraton.


Nick Hartley, Green Party – 375 votes

Hayder Alam Umor Qureshi, Labour Party – 591 votes

Mark William Ridyard, Liberal Democrats – 188 votes

Aaron Whelan Harvey, Conservative Party – 107 votes

The turnout was 19.18%

Nick Hartley - Byker candidate 2023
Nick Hartley