Michelle wins and loses an election - and all within the space of 24 hours!

Fenland decides Will Sutton and Michelle Tansfield are re elected

Fenland decides Will Sutton and Michelle Tansfield are re elected - Credit: Archant

Tory council candidate Michelle Tanfield won an election – and lost another- in the space of 24 hours!

Despite beating UKIP in the Elm and Christchurch ward to retain her seat on Fenland District Council, she came third, behind UKIP, and Labour, in a Parliamentary contest in Manchester.

In the early hours of Friday the Tory candidate, who stood in Blackley and Broughton as Michelle Tanfield-Johnson, polled 5,581 votes, behind UKIP’s 6,108 votes but well behind Labour’s Graham Stringer who got 22,982 of the 37,306 votes cast.

But later in the day Mrs Tanfield was victorious in the Fenland Council election – along with colleague Will Sutton, both around 300 votes ahead of UKIP challengers.

Michelle Tanfield is a cabinet member of fenland district council and her portfolio responsibilities are young people, sports development and tourism. She also works for Steve Barclay MP.

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She also runs an IT-recycling company with her husband and used to be a musician and actresses.

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