Yes, we were disappointed we didn’t make more ground in the recent District Council elections. However, the Progressive Alliance, of which we are a part, and having replaced the Tory administration, has adopted 2 major things from our campaigning and Manifesto.
- Seek to end the Cabinet system of governance in favour of a more democratic committee structure.
- Look at building more social housing.
The council is also seeking to look at more environmentally friendly policies like planting trees and a network of electric car charging points – both in our Manifesto too.
Our 2 new local Councillors, Sarah Rook and Leigh Whitehouse, are working hard on your behalf to bring Labour policies into reality to improve the lot of our communities.
Cllr Sarah Rook said “I’m absolutely delighted to have been elected to the District Council and to be part of the Progressive Alliance. We have already passed some great motions that Labour campaigned for and I’m looking forward to working with our alliance District Councillors to make Wyre Forest a better place. I will continue to work hard for Broadwaters, supporting the community in every way I can.”
Cllr Leigh Whitehouse added “I am absolutely delighted to have been elected as a District Councillor. We worked really hard to ensure this was the outcome. We knocked in excess of 2,000 doors, and got involved with many local groups. I’ll make sure I deliver for our communities.”
Town Council election results:
Labour now has three seats on both Bewdley and Stourport Town Councils. In Bewdley, Rod Stanczyszyn, Paul Gittins and Sarah Billett were elected, and in Stourport it was Vi Higgs, Rob Lloyd and Jackie Griffiths.
Sarah Billett, newly-elected Town Councillor for Bewdley Wribbenhall, said “I am delighted to have been elected as a Labour Councillor. Bewdley has been my home town for most of my life and I love it here. To be able to represent Labour, whose core values and beliefs are very true to my own, is a real honour. I look forward to, if not a little daunted by, a career in local politics and hope I can represent a different side to Bewdley, being the youngest person on the council.”