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At least one Gordon Brown was happy as Labour enjoyed a surge in support in the local elections in the West Midlands.
The Gordon Brown in question was a 50-year-old former miner and Scot who won a seat on Cannock Chase District Council.
The new councillor, who works as a service engineer, defeated the council’s Liberal
Democrat leader Neil Stanley in the Hagley ward in Rugeley, Staffs, by 135 votes.
He said he was “proud and a little surprised” to have been elected.
Councillor Brown, who worked at the old Lea Hall Colliery in Rugeley for 11 years, said of former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown: “We’re both Scottish and Labour but there the similarity ends, although I liked him. I thought he was a dedicated and honest
The Liberal Democrats lost six seats in Cannock Chase dropping to third with 11 seats behind Labour who are now the biggest party with 17, having gained three. The Conservatives are second with 13.