Buckley Bistre West ward has a new county councillor, Labour candidate Andy Williams has won the by-election for the vacant seat on Flintshire County Council.
The by-election was held following the death of Ron Hampson, the Labour councillor for Buckley Bistre West and Buckley town council in August.
Mr Williams was up against four other candidates, Two independents, a Welsh LibDem and a Welsh Conservative.
|Name||Party||Number of Votes|
|Andy Williams||Welsh Labour||398|
|Edith Hutchinson||Welsh Liberal Democrats||110|
|Gren James||Welsh Liberal Democrats||85|
|Louie Fox||Welsh Conservatives||59|
Buckley Bistre West (Flintshire) result:
LAB: 53.9% (+4.8) HOLD
IND (Hutchinson): 14.9% (+14.9)
IND (Teire): 11.7% (+11.7)
LDEM: 11.5% (-23.0)
CON: 8.0% (+8.0)
— Britain Elects (@britainelects) November 10, 2017
Leader of Flintshire County Council Aaron Shotton commenting on twitter said;
“So pleased to introduce our newest @WelshLabour Cllr Andy Williams. After a difficult week Andy won the @FlintshireCC [Flintshire County Council] Buckley by-election tonight.”
There were two candidates for the vacant Buckley Bistre West Town Council seat, it was won by Labour’s Ian Howes with 424 votes, Welsh Liberal Democrats Gren James received 275 votes.