Posted: Fri 23rd Nov 2018

New Councillor appointed to Connah’s Quay Town Council following election win on Thursday

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This article is old - Published: Friday, Nov 23rd, 2018

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Connah’s Quay Town Council has a new councillor for the Golftyn ward following a by-election yesterday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Welsh Labour candidate Ryan O’Gorman was elected to the town council winning 52% of the 401 votes cast. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Turn out was once again disappointing for a town/community council election, just 10% of the Golftyn electorate turned out to vote. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A figure based on Electoral Commission data from local council elections in 2017 which showed there were 3963 eligible to vote in the Golftyn ward. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The vacancy arose following the resignation at the end of August of Cllr David Mellor just sixteen months into a five-year term. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Mellor was elected in May 2017, he resigned after “growing frustrated by a lack of support” from fellow councillors over a school funding issue in Connah’s Quay. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The result in full: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Independent candidate Bill Crease remained on the ballot paper but could no longer take part after being re-diagnosed with prostate cancer. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Crease, who is undergoing daily treatment missed the deadline to withdraw from the election, we wish him a speedy recovery. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Cllr O’Gorman, who also sits on Hawarden Community Council representing the Aston ward said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I am honoured and privileged that the residents of the Golftyn Ward have placed their trust in me. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

I will work tirelessly for the community and work with fellow town councillors to further improve our community and town. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

I will also be available to help where I can and always be willing to listen and learn.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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