A new councillor for Cheadle has been voted on to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC). The vote for the vacant Cheadle South East took place at a by-election on Thursday (May 5) – following the sad passing of long-serving town and district councillor Richard Alcock.
A new councillor for Cheadle has been voted on to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC).
The vote for the vacant Cheadle South East took place at a by-election on Thursday (May 5) – following the sad passing of long-serving town and district councillor Richard Alcock.
With a 28.36 per cent turnout at the Cheadle South East polling stations, Conservative Party candidate Zenobia Routledge gained 348 votes; Labour Party candidate Matthew Spooner gained 325 votes; and Independent candidate Abigail Wilkinson gained 137 votes.
This resulted in Zenobia gaining a seat on SMDC.
The 24-year-old, who is a mum of one, is a full-time carer to her disabled partner.
She volunteers at Paddles Disabled Swimming Group in Cheadle, as well as with Cheadle In Bloom, Cheadle Lions, and has also helped plant community orchards in the area recently.
Zenobia is also the chairman of the Bishop Rawle School’s PTA, and is also a Kingsley and Whiston parish councillor.
She told the Times & Echo: “I’m very happy and looking forward to representing the people of Cheadle and being a strong voice for the town on the district council.
“We will create a brighter future for Cheadle. Thank you to everyone who voted for me. I will always put the community first.
“I would also like to thank everyone who voted for me and all the people who supported me through the election.”
James Aberley, said on behalf of the Staffordshire Moorlands Conservative Association: “We are delighted to see our amazing candidate Zenobia elected in Cheadle.
“We have won the last three by-elections in Cheadle proving that the town has confidence in the Conservative team to deliver what it promises.”
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