Shake-up as seats change hands

Macclesfield Express - - ELECTIONS ROUND-UP -

THERE is a new-look Bolling­ton Town Coun­cil af­ter the lo­cal elec­tions.

The coun­cil­lors for the East ward were de­cided be­fore the elec­tion be­cause there were not enough can­di­dates to prompt a vote.

Bolling­ton First coun­cil­lors Amanda Stott and part­ner James Ni­cholas took the seats, with In­de­pen­dent Al­lan Wil­liams and Con­ser­va­tive John White­hurst.

But vot­ers went to the polls in the Cen­tral and West wards.

In the Cen­tral ward, coun­cil­lors He­len Kennedy and Jo We­selby stood down.

An­drew Lang­don and Tom May­ers won the seats for Bolling­ton First, with 838 and 747 votes re­spec­tively.

Con­ser­va­tive Jon We­ston kept his seat with 623 votes and fel­low Tory and wife He­len took the other seat with 589.

This meant that Labour’s David Laf­fan lost his seat and new­comer In­de­pen­dent Jane Houghton missed out.

In West ward, Shirley Sockett lost her seat, with new Tory can­di­date Christo­pher Bennett tak­ing it with 576 votes.

Keep­ing their seats were Labour’s Ken Ed­wards, with 486 votes, In­de­pen­dent Gra­ham Hib­bert with 518 votes and In­de­pen­dent An­gela Wil­liams with 655 votes.

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