by Iain Roberts on 11 September, 2009
After a very long day with all the parties working hard to get their supporters out to vote, I was declared the new councillor for Cheadle and Gatley with a majority of 620 votes over Julie Smith-Jones, the Conservative candidate.
I’d like to thank everyone who came out to vote, whoever you voted for and everyone from the five political parties who gave up large chunks of their summer to give the people of Cheadle & Gatley a real choice, plus the Returning Officer and the Council staff who ran the polling stations, counted the votes and made sure everything went smoothly.
I’m under no illusions that I’ve got a lot of hard work ahead of me, representing your interests and getting things done – I’m looking forward to it.
|Names of Candidate and Party||Number Of Votes Recorded|
|Leaver D.N. (Green)||91|
|Perry D.M. (UKIP)||96|
|Priestley K.A. (Lab)||143|
|Roberts I. (Lib.Dem)||2,625|
|Smith-Jones J. (Con)||2,005|
|Result||Lib Dem hold|