Friday, December 07, 2012

Labour holds Neath South ward

Labour's Andrew Jenkins won the by-election in the Neath South ward left vacant by the death of Mal Gunter. (pdf of the declaration here) We congratulate him and trust that he will serve the residents well.

Liberal Democrat candidate Charlotte Cross polled 130 votes to Labour's 399, a creditable performance for a first-time candidate in a campaign where we were not able to put out as much literature as we had hoped and in a ward which we had not previously contested since the county borough came into being.


Aberavon and Neath Liberal Democrats said...

Postal vote turnout for the election was 45.4% and the overall turnout was 14.7%.

Andrew Jenkins said...

Thank you.

I want to congratulate Charlotte on a good campaign.

It's great to see younger candidates from all parties coming through and have no doubt that Charlotte - on the strength of this result - will be a candidate again in the near future.