General Election 2015: Mike Kane holds Wythenshawe and Sale East for Labour

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Labour’s Mike Kane has held his seat in Wythenshawe and Sale East in what has been a disappointing night for the Labour Party nationally.

Mr Kane, who won the seat in a by-election following the death of Paul Goggins last year, increased his majority and the big loser on the night was UKIP who were pushed into third place.

The Tories, who finished behind UKIP in the by-election, rallied and increased their vote from 3,479 to 11,124.

Mr Kane pledged to continue to fight for working people in Wythenshawe.

He said: “We’ll fight day in and day out to make sure working people across our great city are well represented and have the best we can possibly offer them and I pledge to do that this year, next year and the whole term of our parliament.”

It was a bad night for the Liberal Democrats in Greater Manchester. They lost Withington to Manchester councillor, Jeff Smith and Hazel Grove to the Tories.

And defeats for Labour meant it would be Tories who would be most likely to form a government with the latest predictions suggesting they would be the biggest party with just one seat short of a majority.

Wythenshawe and Sale East result

Victor Chamberlain (Lib Dem) 1927

Lee Clayton (UKIP) 6354

Johnny Disco (Loony) 292

Fiona Green (Con) 11,124

Mike Kane (Lab) 21,694

Jess Mayo (Green) 1,658

Lynn Worthington (TUSC) 215

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