Updated: Election Result: Wilmslow Town Council Lacey Green Ward

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Simon Bullock has been elected to represent the Lacey Green Ward on Wilmslow Town Council.

The Residents of Wilmslow candidate secured 677 votes at the election on Thursday, 6th May, compared with 496 for The Conservative Party Jack Illingworth.

Simon works as a community based firefighter and lives in Styal with his wife and daughter.

Simon said "Many thanks to all the residents on Lacey Green for electing me and trusting me with their vote. It was very encouraging for me during the election campaigning to speak with so many voters who agreed that local politics works better without any party or political dogma. These factors just create a "them vs us" attitude that blocks collaboration and creates barriers to improving matters for residents.

"Therefore, I am looking forward to working with anyone who will help me toenhance the lives of my fellow residents on Lacey Green and in Wilmslow."

Simon met outdoors with Cllr Mark Goldsmith to discuss how he can best honour his election commitments and support the work RoW is already doing to improve the town.

Cllr Mark Goldsmith said "This is the first time RoW has fielded a candidate for Lacey Green, so we are very pleased that theresidents there have also seen the benefit of an independent voice for them and the town.

"Our only guiding principle is to put 'People Before Party' and to just focus on improving the lives of Wilmslow residents. We don't do party politics, nor political ideology. We just get on with trying to make things better. We think Simon will be a great addition to the council and are really pleased that the voters in Lacey Green thought the same too".

Residents of Wimlsow now has 4 out of 5 council seats for Cheshire East and 5 out of 15 seats onWilmslow Town Council.

The turnout was 32.35% with 6 ballot papers rejected.

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2021 Local Elections, Wilmslow Town Council, Wilmslow Town Council Election
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Nick Jones
Sunday 9th May 2021 at 4:12 pm
Congratulations Simon !
Roger Bagguley
Monday 10th May 2021 at 4:46 pm
An excellent win for Lacey Green and for Wilmslow as a whole. The advent of new faces on Wilmslow Town Council and the work being done by the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan Implementation Group (WNPIG) has brought fresh thinking and injected greater energy to bring about change.
Chris Easdown
Friday 14th May 2021 at 2:13 pm
Excellent to see again a community focused candidate win and not a mainstream political party where the candidates are faceless and toe the party line
Pete Taylor
Friday 14th May 2021 at 10:37 pm
Well done: any comment from "Silent Don" Stockton ?
His clock is ticking.... down.

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