Connah’s Quay Town Council has a new councillor after he won an uncontested election.
Welsh Labour candidate Nathan Jones an NHS Scientist from Connah’s Quay, was elected to the council to represent the Golftyn ward because no one else stood for election.
The vacancy for the Golftyn Ward seat came about due to the resignation in December of Cllr David Birch through ill health
Nomination papers needed to be submitted to the Returning Officer at County Hall in Mold last Friday.
Ten electors from the ward requested an election take place, failure to gather ten signatures would have resulted in a new councillor being co-opted onto the council, yet rather oddly only Mr Jones was the only one to submit an application despite the apparent interest.
An election had been called for Thursday March 8 that is now now longer needed after the Returning Officer announced on Monday the election was uncontested handing Nathan Jones victory and the vacant seat.
Nathan Jones said;
“I am delighted to have been appointed to the position of Town Councillor for Golftyn, Connah’s Quay.
The announcement that there are no other candidates contesting the position has come as a surprise, considering a by election had been called for.
Despite there not being a by election, I will still be hard at work within the local area.
I will be meeting residents and community groups, getting to know people and listening to their views as part of my new role.
I look forward to serving the people of Golftyn and Connah’s Quay in the coming years.”