From Chris Johnson, Chair of Witney CLP
Many congratulations to Laura Price, who on Thursday was elected as Labour Councillor for South Ward on Witney Town Council, coming second in the poll for three seats, and gaining from the Conservatives. Laura is already County Councillor for that Division, and will now join Duncan Enright to make a formidable team, representing the people of Witney, and Labour, on this all too Tory-dominated, inward-looking and complacent Town Council.
Our congratulations too to our candidates Mel Jones and Stephen Parkinson, who despite not being elected to the other two vacant places polled extremely well – indeed they came within only 30 votes of the third placed Conservative. You can see the results in detail here: http://www.westoxon.gov.uk/media/1220719/Witney-Town-Council-South-Ward-Result-25-June-2015.pdf .
Many thanks to all those from across the constituency who helped achieve this result – leafleting, knocking on doors, phoning to encourage Labour supporters to go out to vote, providing a presence for Labour at the polling stations – and to our candidates. After all the efforts for the May elections, it is a tribute that members and candidates were able to find the energy for this short but intensive campaign. It’s great to be winning in Witney!