Posted: Fri 23rd Nov 2018

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

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Nov 23rd, 2018

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:

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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