The Rt Hon Nigel Evans, MP for the Ribble Valley, has praised the success of local Conservative candidates in Borough, County and Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Lancashire.
While all County Council seats were up for grabs in the local elections, there were just three Borough Council elections in the Ribble Valley, held after two councillors sadly passed away, and another stood down. Furthermore, Clive Grunshaw was defending his position as the Labour Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, hoping to achieve a third term in post.
In the County Council elections, the Conservatives secured a total of 48 seats, a gain of two, which ensured they were comfortably above the 43 seats needed for a majority in County Hall. There are a total of eight County Council seats which cover the constituency of the Ribble Valley, all of which were won by the Conservatives.
In the Ribble Valley, all three seats up for election were successfully defended by the Conservatives, with victories in Mellor, Billington & Langho and West Bradfod & Grindleton.
Having been in post since November 2012, Labour’s Clive Grunshaw lost out to Conservative Andrew Snowden, who has been elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire.
Welcoming these results, Nigel said:
“I’m incredibly pleased for all the returning and new Conservative councillors who have been elected across the Ribble Valley and Lancashire, and especially for Andrew Snowden in his victory in the PCC election. Andrew has vowed to improve rural policing, and to reopen Clitheroe police station to the public. Enabling local people to make full use of the services they pay for is vital, and I look forward to working with Andrew to see if this can be replicated in other areas too”.
Continuing, Nigel said:
“Whether it’s issues relating to Borough or County services, local councillors work hard to ensure that issues in their patches get resolved. Having been an MP for 28 years, I have seen the difference that local councillors can make, and I would encourage residents to get in touch with their councillors should they be having problems in their areas”.
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