Harlow Labour delighted to win vital by-elections and welcomes two new ward councillors
By-elections held in Bush Fair and Netteswell wards last Thursday November 8 were held convincingly by Labour candidates, Jodi Dunne and Shannon Jezzard respectively.
In Bush Fair Labour took 45% of the vote, an increase of 5.6%. In Netteswell, Labour took 50.2% of the vote, an increase of 2.5%*
Leader of Harlow Council, Mark Ingall said today; “These were unequivocal wins by Harlow Labour that clearly show the value our residents place on the hard work we are doing to maintain services and manage the Council’s finances in these challenging times.
With on-going cuts from central government funding and the uncertainty of Brexit we cannot afford to be complacent, but Harlow Labour’s track record of prudent financial management combined with our exciting plans for the future which include more housing, better jobs and a regenerated town centre, helped win these elections for us.”
Jodi Dunne said he was “proud and honoured to represent the town he has lived and worked in his whole life on the Council” and Shannon Jezzard promised to bring energy, commitment and a passion for social justice to the job of councillor. Both thanked the residents of the wards they won for their support and undertook to represent and help every resident, regardless of how they voted.
Mark Ingall said; “It’s exciting to see new faces on the Council and I’m proud that we continue to reflect the diversity of the town we represent, particularly in Shannon who is one of the youngest people we have had on the Council. She will ensure that the voice of Harlow’s young people is heard and considered in every decision we make.”
*Figures from Britain Elects