"On the 8th March voters in Rowley Ward decided to vote for Ann Hobbs - the Labour candidate. I would like to wish Ann luck in her new role as Borough Councillor for Rowley and encourage her to work closely with Patrick Farrington for the benefit of all in Rowley Ward.
I would like to thank everyone for there kind words on the door steps, to those who went out to vote for me and for those who helped me during the campaign. I am proud to say I campaigned with a positive message and am proud that we put up a good fight. The Conservatives and I will continue to work hard in the area".
Conservative Party Candidate for the 2012 bye-election