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.
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%