2019 Election Results: Clean sweep for Residents of Wilmslow's candidates


Residents of Wilmslow have made big gains in the 2019 local elections winning all the seats which they were contesting on Cheshire East Council from the Conservatives.

As a result the group has increased the number of members they have representing Wilmslow on CEC from one to four leaving Don Stockton as the only Conservative borough councillor representing the town. 

Councillor Mark Goldsmith, who has been elected to represent the Wilmslow West & Chorley Ward, said "This is a great result for RoW. We have had four wins out of four today to make it a clean sweep. So a big thank you to everyone who helped us to win and who trusted us with their vote.

"The feedback we got on the doorstep was that voters are sick of being ignored by Cheshire East Council. Our win was not down to Brexit as we would have won without it. However, it did increase our margin of victory though. We have been contesting and winning seats in Wilmslow for many years now, but this is a tipping point for our organisation as we now become the dominant party within the town.

"This is great for local democracy as it means people in Wilmslow now have a credible alternative to the Conservatives, so their vote will never be taken for granted again.

"Tonight, we will celebrate our success, but the hard work starts Tuesday. Then we can start to fix the many issues our town suffers from that have been ignored for far too long.

"We can't wait to begin."

The Wilmslow wards are represented by five councillors and thirteen candidates stood for these positions.

The results were:

Wilmslow Dean Ward (one seat)

Toni Fox, Residents of Wilmslow* - 930 votes, 69.45%

Frank McCarthy, Conservative Party - 409 votes, 30.55%

Wilmslow East Ward (one seat)

Barry Estill, Conservative Party - 392 votes, 26.70%

David Jefferay, Residents of Wilmslow - 1076 votes, 73.30%

Wilmslow Lacey Green Ward (one seat)

Damian Peter Carr, Liberal Democrat - 318 votes, 25.04%

Ribia Nisa, Labour Party - 408 votes, 32.13%

Don Stockton, Conservative Party* - 544 votes, 42.83%%

Wilmslow West & Chorley Ward (two seats)

Gary Philip Barton, Conservative Party* - 819 votes, 14.02 %

Ellie Brooks, Conservative Party* - 819 votes, 14.02%

Mark Goldsmith, Residents of Wilmslow - 1758 votes, 30.09%

Birgitta Hoffman, Liberal Democrat - 532 votes, 9.10%

Iain MacFarlane, Residents of Wilmslow - 1470 votes, 25.16%

Oliver Jeremy Romain, Liberal Democrat - 445 votes, 7.62%

The count for the Wilmslow Town Council election will take place tomorrow, Saturday 4th May.

* Existing councillor prior to the election on May 2nd 2019.

2019 Local Elections


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Pete Taylor
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 2:23 pm
Well done to RoW candidates; you deserve this win.
Julian Barlow
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 3:10 pm
A great result for RoW, well done to all.
Kathryn Blackburn
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 3:34 pm
RoW row row your boats safely down the stream..
Congrats to all.
Janet Edwards
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 3:38 pm
I am delighted to see that RoW have won so many seats. Well done to everyone.
Marc Staples
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 3:57 pm
Well done RoW really pleased with the result lets hope we can no see a change in the way Wilmslow is run
Yvonne Howson
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 4:06 pm
Great result, just what was needed. Pity Lacey Green Ward only had 3 candidates, otherwise it could have been a clean sweep.
Nick Jones
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 4:28 pm
4 out of 4.. looks like experience does count after all !

Well done R-o-W... honesty counts !.

I must just mention Larry Estill who had tenacity and courtesy to plough on regardless of being handed the poison chalice from his predecessor , unfortunately unable to account or rectify the many dilemma's his party were embroiled with and not asleep, He engaged in sensible debate on my doorstep and deserves credit his commitment.
Deleted Account
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 4:37 pm
1. Karma then for the flawed Lidl Summerfields : Energie planning decision ?

2. For the inappropriately big new Lidl 'warehouse' Cheshire East Planning & Northern Planning Committee approved be built slap bang against existing homes ?

3. For the huge wave of opposition from residents the "experienced' councillors didn't listen to and the condescension ?

4. For the endless & costly car parking reviews ?

5. For the loss forever, of green
belt ?

6. For the suspensions & the investigations, the huge waste of our hard earned council tax ?
Anthony Evans
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 4:55 pm
Although not able to vote (resident of Mobberley) may I wish all the RoW winners our best wishes.
After 20 years of being ignored let's hope times are changing and a more honest and truthful approach will lead to the re-generation of Lindow Moss.
Tony Evans
Saltersley Common Preservation Society
John Hollinshead
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 5:33 pm
Hurray for RoW . Somebody listening and speaking for the little person.
Peter Evans
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 6:50 pm
Excellent result - well done RoW!! And let's not pretend that this outcome aligns with the national excuse that this is about Brexit. This was about locally executed incompetence and dishonesty.
Alan Brough
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 7:51 pm
So pleased to read this.

There IS justice. The people will not be taken for fools!
Janet A Taylor
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 8:54 pm
Fantastic news!
Pete Taylor
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 9:57 pm
Judging by the knee-jerk reactions to this humiliating Tory disaster, Silent Don Stockton appears to think that Brexit (something which has hardly been mentioned in this local debate) is to blame for all of his “friends” being consigned to history.
Well, the spot-light might now be turned on someone who claimed £30k + up front, according to the Gordian-knot which is the CEC website, plus who knows what on the side.
The eight Police investigations continue; how many more will there be?
Maria Quin
Saturday 4th May 2019 at 2:19 am
This is such a heartwarming and reassuring result - a significant and very much needed turnaround for Wilmslow. Congratulations RoW - Integrity DOES matter and I, personally, feel quite excited to see your hard work turn into great improvements we can all enjoy! History just got made!
Chris Hayes
Saturday 4th May 2019 at 6:15 am
Great news and let's hope a huge turning point for all the residents in Wilmslow.
James MacDonald
Saturday 4th May 2019 at 7:47 am
Fantastic result based on local politics. Looking forward to RoW representing us and helping our town.
Howard Piltz
Saturday 4th May 2019 at 8:35 am
Heartiest congratulations to all who worked so hard for this result, now the real hard work begins. ENJOY!
Martin Duguid
Saturday 4th May 2019 at 10:40 am
At last a reason to smile and a triumph for those with a genuine stake in our community. Well done RoW and well done all who voted for then. The task of reversing years of arrogance, incompetence and conservative dogma will not be easy, but as long as RoW and their supporters maintain their integrity and keep their heads all our futures will be brighter.
Richard Armstead
Saturday 4th May 2019 at 1:04 pm
Congratulations to all the RoW candidates. Congratulations also to the 'backroom' boys and girls for their hard work, stamina and tenacity in engineering the RoW franchise.
Sally Hoare
Sunday 5th May 2019 at 8:26 am
Congratulations to all those who have worked hard to remove party politics from local government.
This result was NOT linked to Brexit, it was about local matters.
Eric Butterworth
Friday 17th May 2019 at 10:40 am
Congratulations to the result achieved by RoW
Please can we now have some action on the parking situation on Leaside way , which is getting worse , the Conservatives made promises and did nothing even though it was one of their Councillors that helped create the problem in the first place .