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Two “brilliant” women have been selected to be candidates for the Daisy Hill and Wingates wards in the upcoming Westhoughton town council by-elections.

Rebekah Fairhurst will represent Daisy Hill and Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon will campaign for Wingates on behalf of Westhoughton Liberal Democrats.

The by-elections were sparked after one Labour town councillor quit following the Asons scandal and another was disqualified for failing to attend meetings.

Westhoughton town councillor David Wilkinson said: “Both Rebekah and Bernadette would be brilliant town councillors. They are a much-needed fresh voice for our town which Labour is no longer fit to represent.”

Labour can be stopped but only if enough people vote for Rebekah and Bernadette. The Liberal Democrats were only 127 votes from winning in Westhoughton in May 2016.

How Westhoughton voted in May 2016

How Westhoughton voted in May 2016

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