“The real work starts now” says new Penyffordd County Councillor following by-election victory
Flintshire Council has a new Councillor following a by-election which took place on, Thursday 7 October.
The election for the vacant Penyffordd seat followed the resignation earlier this year of David Williams.
The independent member – who was first elected to the Pennyfford ward in 2007 – said at the time of his resignation he had become “completely frustrated, drained and disillusioned” with Flintshire Council.
Welsh Labour candidate Alasdair Ibbotson (pictured above) was elected as County Councillor for the Penyffordd ward after gaining 437 votes in Thursday’s by-election.
Three independent candidates also stood.
The full results were 437 votes for Alasdair Ibbotson (Labour), 286 for Stephen Hambleton, who stood under the name Steve Saxon, 283 for Pat Ransome, and 163 for Roy Wakelam.
Cllr Ibbotson’s victory means that both the Penyffordd council seats are held by Labour for the first time ever.
Speaking after the result, Alasdair said: “Thank you to all the voters who have put your trust in me to stand up for our village.”
“I will work hard to repay that trust and deliver on the promises I made to you.”
“However you voted, I am here to help, and if you need my support with any issue please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”
“I’d also like to thank the other candidates for their contribution both to our community and to a friendly campaign.”
“The real work starts now and I look forward to building positive relationships across the council to keep Penyffordd, Penymynydd and Dobshill a lovely place to live.”
The Leader of Flintshire Council, Ian Roberts, said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Alasdair and welcome him to the council.”
“This campaign has shown how dedicated he is to fighting for his community and I’m glad that someone so keen to work constructively and in the best interests of his community has been elected.”