Posted: 13.05.21 at 10:59 by Alexander Greensmith
The three winners of last Thursday's Macclesfield and Bollington elections have made their first public statements.
Two new councillors were elected to Bollington Town Council, while one was elected to Macclesfield Town Council.
New Macclesfield Central Ward Councillor Sandy Livingstone, who was elected with almost 900 votes, spoke once again to Macclesfield Nub News.
He said: "I am honoured to be elected as the Labour Councillor for the Central Ward of Macclesfield Town Council.
"A big thank you all of those who voted for me. You voice has been heard, and I will continue to listen and act on your behalf.
"My work has already begun, my first Council meeting is next Monday, the Council’s Annual General Meeting and I am working with my colleagues to address some issues in and around the town centre."
Bollington's Central Ward winner Judy Snowball, who saw off the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, said this to Macclesfield Nub News:
"It is a tremendous honour to have been chosen to be a Bollington Town Councillor and to have been present at my first meeting, the Mayor Making Ceremony on Tuesday.
"My top priorities are listening to our residents, prioritising their needs and working for a positive future for our diverse community in Bollington.
"I am proud of the Labour values that were central to my campaign, the same values that have sustained us in this difficult year - strong community, supporting our neighbours and valuing our public services.
"I will remain true to these values and will do my utmost to be worthy of the trust that has been placed in me."
Bollington East Ward winner Helen Ellwood beat Labour and the Conservatives by 20 and 32 votes respectively. She will serve on Bollington Town Council after earning a total of 266 votes.
She told this to Macclesfield Nub News:
"The winning of the Bollington East Town Councillor Election has been both exhilarating and humbling.
"To be acknowledged by your peers is an absolute honour and I am relishing the opportunity to represent them in Council, and I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to vote.
"The result was a clear indication that an independent mind is the way forward and that the political parties need a rethink of their local and national policies.
"I will make the voters priorities my priorities, and will work together to promote a strong, smart healthy Bollington fit for the future."
Macclesfield Nub News will maintain a close professional relationship with all three new councillors, and is already making plans for socially-distanced in-person meetings.
To see the 2021 local election results in full for our area, please head to this article.