Labour’s Elaine Addison topped the poll to win a town council seat in the North Walsham West ward by-election yesterday (20 June). She beat two LibDem candidates and an independent.
Elaine Addison becomes the first Labour councillor elected in North Norfolk.
The result builds on Labour’s resurgence nationally and locally. Labour has well over 700 members in North Norfolk, many more than all the other parties.
Elaine Addison said: “Many thanks to the residents of North Walsham West ward who voted for me. It’s a key time to join the town council as it develops a new strategy for North Walsham. With thousands of new homes proposed for the town, it’s crucial that the town council gets the services and the roads needed to support these developments. North Walsham needs more GPs and school places as well as a by-pass.
“It was clear from my many conversations on the doorstep that voters are fed up with the LibDem status quo. The town has been let down by the LibDems who have failed to lead the regeneration of North Walsham. Voters want change and I will work hard to deliver that change for everyone in North Walsham.”
Elaine Addison served in the RAF for 15 years, and lived in Norfolk whilst serving at RAF Neatishead. When Elaine retired, she moved to North Walsham where she enjoys the safe, peaceful and friendly atmosphere. Elaine works full-time from home and is mum to her 11 year old son.
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