FIRST-TIME candidate Norman Dick did his party proud at the local elections by keeping West Park in Labour hands.
He beat off a strong UKIP challenge to retain the seat with a majority of 104 to succeed the late Coun Bob Watters in the council chamber.
Anthony Dailly (Con) 284
Norman Stephen Dick (Lab) 818
Henry Pearce (UKIP) 714
* Don’t miss Friday’s Shields Gazette for a full round-up of the local election in South Tyneside.