THE winners of the Winslow and Buckingham South ward in the Aylesbury Vale District Council elections have been announced.
Llew Monger (Lib Dem) and Susan Renshell (Con) have been elected to the Winslow ward, while Howard Mordue (Con) and Robin Stuchbury (Lab) have been elected to the Buckingham South ward.
Mr Monger, a Winslow town councillor, received 982 votes, while Mrs Renshell, received 918 votes.
Speaking to the Advertiser at the election count at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury, Mr Monger said: “It shows people will vote for those who work hard for their community. There has been a range of gains and losses today.
“People are using it to send a variety of messages. I want to thank all the people who showed their support for me.”
For Buckingham South, Mr Mordue received 875 votes while Mr Stuchbury received 843 votes, only 65 votes more than the seat’s previous incumbent, Conservative candidate Huw Lewis. Mr Mordue will be replacing former councillor Hedley Cadd, who did not stand at this election.
Mr Mordue told the Advertiser he was pleased to have been elected.
He said: “I thank Hedley Cadd who has retired and I am sorry Huw Lewis was not able to be with me, but that’s politics and I look forward to working with Robin Stuchbury for the future of Buckingham.”
Mr Stuchbury said: “I am grateful to the people of Buckingham South ward for putting their trust in me. I only seek to endeavour to the best of my ability to serve those who voted for me and seek the confidence of those who didn’t.”