Two Labour councillors have been elected with 70% of the vote in an election in Paulton in Bath and North East Somerset.

The election was postponed from May due to the sad death of one of the candidates standing for election.

Labour’s Liz Hardman won 703 votes and Grant Johnson secured 645.

There was a 5.7% swing from the Conservative to Labour and a 9.75% swing from the Lib Dems.  The result now makes Labour the official opposition on Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Commenting Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “Huge congratulations to Liz and Grant. This is a fantastic result. As I spoke to residents many of them told me they are sick and tired of the Conservatives who have mismanaged the economy, created a cost-of-living crisis and run down our public services. There is no room for complacency. As the general election looms it is so important for Labour to continue to listen carefully and keep building trust just as we have done here in Paulton.”

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: