Following the results of two by-elections that took place in the city yesterday, Labour’s candidates Nayab Patel and Corall Jenkins have been elected as councillors for Sherwood ward and St Ann’s ward respectively.
The by-elections were called following the resignation of Lauren O’Grady and Chantal Lee and were held on Thursday 7th October. Labour held onto the seats with 47% of the vote in Sherwood and 65% in St Ann’s.
Nayab Patel Is a teacher who has been supporting and volunteering at local community projects and events for many years, including organizing litter picks as a Clean Champions.
Commenting on her win she said, I am so honored to be given the opportunity to serve people in Sherwood, Carrington and Edwards Lane.
Working with my colleagues Adele Williams and AJ Matsiko, as well as other councilors in the city, I am committed to ensuring a clean, green and safe future for everyone in Sherwood, Carrington and Edwards Lane.”
Corall Jenkins said “Having been born and brought up in St Ann’s I am very proud to represent it on the city council.
For the last 20 years I have been fighting for better pay, terms and conditions for other people and I will now be a strong voice for St Ann’s, working on the issues that matter to local people such as making our streets cleaner and safer, tackling traffic issues and supporting local services and businesses.”
Leader of Nottingham City Council, Cllr David Mellen, congratulated them both on their victories and said he was looking forward to working with them.
He went on to say “Nayab and Corall will make great local councillors and will help make Nottingham a better place to live for everyone.
These results show that our priorities of building new homes, reducing crime, creating jobs, improving air quality and improving our city centre are the right priorities for the Nottingham people.”
Nayab and Corall will be signed in as councillor today and start their roles immediately.