Darren Smith has won a by-election – and a seat on Woodley Town Council.
Held on Thursday, February 27, the Conservative party won the contest to elect a new town councillor for the Coronation East Ward.
The by-election was held after David Stares passed away in October last year
Voting took place at St John’s Church in Church Road, Woodley, from 7am through to 10pm.
The votes were then taken to Wokingham Borough Council’s Shute End offices, where a team verified and then counted them.
A total of 902 votes were cast and the result was announced shortly after 11.05pm, by returning officer Andrew Moulton.
Mr Smith was delighted with his victory.
He told Wokingham.Today: “I’m thrilled. I’m absolutely thrilled.
“It’s a vindication of all the hard work that the local Conservative group have put in to support me in this particular election here in Woodley.”
He added: “Now I’m elected, I want with to continue the work that David put in originally. I want to make sure that we continue to provide good value for the residents of Woodley and just to make Woodley the great place to live that it is.”
Woodley Town Council by-election February 27, 2020
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No ballot papers were rejected and the turnout was 29.54%.