The election results on Thursday 4th May were not good for Labour nationally. Locally we did not win either of the County Council seats and we were just behind in the Town Council by-election.
Coleshill North and Water Orton candidate Adam Farrell said; “Thank you to everyone who went out to vote for me on 4th May. I’m proud to have secured the backing of over 900 local people. Although we did well in the Coleshill North part of the division, voters in Water Orton, Curdworth and Lea Marston made the big difference for the Conservatives. I wish my opponent the best of luck and hope he stands by the many pledges he made in the election. I’ll continue to work hard for residents of Coleshill North as their Town and Borough Councillor.”
Labour's candidate in Coleshill South & New Arley Carl Jerromes said; 'I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the voters that supported me and those that I met on the campaign trail and spoke to. I am very grateful for the support that I received from Labour members in Coleshill South and New Arley in particular.
“We knew that this was the most difficult seat for Labour to take in North Warwickshire, and so a large part of our campaign was to aim to raise the profile of the Labour Party in Coleshill South and New Arley, in particular, as we knew that the other areas in the division were Conservative strongholds. We achieved our aim in doing this, by carrying out more leaflet drops and door to door conversations with voters in the Coleshill South and New Arley areas than any other party.
“This was a great introduction to local politics, and going forward we need to continue to engage with all of the electorate to ensure that those elected carry out their promises and pledges to the electorate.”
In the Town Coucil by-election, former Police Officer, Keith Doyle, just missed out on being elected. Keith said;
“I would just like to say congratulations to Caroline Simmonds on her successful election
It was a close call between Caroline and myself however I have learnt a considerable amount in such a short space of time. I would like to thank everyone in the Coleshill Labour team who nominated and supported me up to the count!
“I personally care about Coleshill and the community that makes it what it is - pretty much the same as everyone else. It's a shame I can't be part of making it happen, and all I ask is that those elected, don't lose sight of that - albeit representing different political parties.
“Finally, a disappointing turn out but a massive thank you for those in the community of Coleshill North who voted for me. Stay safe and thank you.”