In an expensive by election (the exact amount is not known yet) Labour’s Rob Birch was elected as the new Town Councillor for Boney Hay and Central Ward. He got 530 votes compared to the Conservative candidate’s 297 or 67 % of the vote.
He will be joining Councillor Di Evans, who is also a District Council representative, on Burntwood Town Council.
The by election was caused by the ward’s Conservative Lichfield District Council representative being elected to Staffordshire County Council – for Lichfield City North! She decided being a Town Councillor was too much for her and resigned from the Town Council causing the by-election.
Another Conservative Town Councillor has moved 189 miles away but has not resigned – yet!
Rob will join his Labour colleagues at their advice surgeries (only your Labour councillors hold advice surgeries) in Burntwood Library which are held on the first Saturday in each month from 10 am to 11 am.