Labour retains Nunnery stronghold following city council by-election - The Worcester Observer

Labour retains Nunnery stronghold following city council by-election

Rob George 21st Jul, 2023   0

LABOUR has held the Nunnery seat on Worcester City Council with the election of Coun Elaine Willmore.

The by-election was called following the death of former councillor Simon Cronin, who won the seat on May 4 this year with a majority of 330 but passed away shortly after.

Coun Willmore polled 1,048 votes, a majority of 530 from of former Mayor of Worcester Allah Ditta for the Conservatives on 518 votes, the Liberal Democrats Scott Butler on 102 votes and Independent David Carney on 88.

Turnout for the by-election was 26.48 per cent, down from the 32.28 per cent who voted in May’s local elections.

Labour remains the largest party on Worcester City Council with 13 members, with the Greens on 10 councillors, eight Conservative members and four Liberal Democrats.

All 35 councillors, including Coun Willmore, will be up for election next May when the City Council moves to full elections every four years.


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