Tories win both seats in postponed South Staffordshire Council election

By Peter Madeley | South Staffordshire | News | Published:

Two Conservatives have been elected to South Staffordshire Council.

Mr Davies

Mike Davies and Vincent Merrick won seats in Wombourne South West in an election that had been postponed from last month following the death of Councillor Mary Bond.

Mr Davies, who retains the seat he was first elected to in 1999 and is also a county councillor, won 359 votes and Mr Merrick received 325. The turnout was 15.45 per cent.

Mr Davies said: "The election was tinged with sadness due to the death of Mary Bond, who was a friend as well as a colleague on the council.

"I'm pleased to be back and look forward for continuing to do my best for the people of the ward."

Claire McIlvenna for the Greens got 90 votes, Lib Dem Peter Stones received 79 votes, while Labour candidates Adam Freeman and Michael Vaughan received 47 and 43 votes respectively.

The result leaves the Conservatives dominating the authority with 37 seats. The Greens have three seats, Labour and Ukip have one seat each and seven seats are taken by independent councillors.

Peter Madeley

By Peter Madeley

Political Editor for the Express & Star. Responsible for local and national political stories, opinion, comment and analysis.


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