By election results

The results have been declared in the by elections for Telford & Wrekin Council’s Ironbridge Gorge and Newport West wards that were held yesterday.

By election results

The result for the Ironbridge Gorge ward is:

Elizabeth Mollett (Conservative Party)                             276 votes

Richard Soame (UKIP)                                                       136 votes

Ken Stringer (Labour Party)                                            325 votes

The turnout was 36.7%

The result for the Newport West ward is

Warwick McKenzie (UKIP)                                                 157 votes

Phil Norton (Labour Party)                                                    63 votes

Rodney Pitt (Conservative Party)                                      179 votes

Peter Scott (Independent)                                                264 votes

The turnout was 32%

Following these by-elections the political make up of the Council is: (bracketed figure shows this prior to these by-elections)

Labour                                                           33 (33)

Conservative                                                 16 (17)

Liberal Democrats                                        3 (3)

Independents                                               2 (1))

The Ironbridge Gorge seat became vacant following the death of Dave Davies last month, while Adam Stanton resigned from the Newport West seat due to work commitments.