New faces at EGTC
EMERSONS Green Town Council has a new line-up following the local elections.
Most of the wards were uncontested but in the Blackhorse ward three Labour candidates were voted in: Catherine-Axa Wilkins, Philip Todd and Sadik Al-Hassan.
The council now has a Labour majority with eight councillors, four Conservative councillors and three Independents.
Only two candidates came forward for Pomphrey Ward: Sally Hill (Ind) and Rich Nichols (Con). This means there is a vacancy, which will be filled by co-option at the meeting on June 3.
The other two wards were uncontested and the councillors are as follows:
Emersons Green Ward: Stephen Bassett (Lab), Simon Budd (Ind), Pippa Gibbs (Lab), Caroline Johnson (Lab), Pat Morgan (Ind), Matthew Palmer (Lab) and John Sweeney (Lab.
Badminton Ward: Judy Adams (Con), James Hunt (Con) and Rachael Hunt (Con).
A council spokesman invited anyone interested in being co-opted for the Pomphrey vacancy to contact the office for more information.” Email: email@example.com or call: 0117 302 6989.
At the first council meeting after the elections, Simon Budd was elected chair and Sadik Al-Hassan vice chair. Retiring councillors were thanked for their contribution.