Rushcliffe Labour is celebrating after winning four new seats from the Conservatives in today’s local elections. The seats include two in West Bridgford and two in Ruddington.
In addition, the party increased its share of the vote in almost every ward, while the Conservatives lost seats not only to Labour, but also to the LibDems and to Independents.
Labour candidates included people from a wide range of backgrounds and also Kieran Hopewell, the youngest candidate from any party, at just 18.
Mike Scott (Rushcliffe Labour Spokesperson) said:
“We’re happy with the progress we’ve made and were glad to be able to field such a representative group of candidates. People saw that we stand up for everyone, not just one part of society. It was great to make inroads into new areas and we will build on this in the future.
We’ll be providing a strong and principled opposition and holding the Conservatives to account in the Council Chamber.”
Penny Gowland (New Councillor in West Bridgford/Abbey Ward) said:
“I’m very happy to be part of a team that will make Rushcliffe Council compassionate, fair and green. It’s been wonderful to campaign with such a lovely group of people!”