Labour sweeps the board in Sudell, Park and Molyneux wards in th

Rob Owens, Tony Carr and June Burns

 

Labour in East Sefton swept the board in this year's local elections scooping all three wards in the district.

Cllr Tony Carr was re-elected to Molyneux Ward, gaining 1,456 votes.

And the party gained two seats from the Liberal Democrats in both Sudell and Park wards.

Labour's new Sudell Ward councillor Rob Owens gained 1,551 votes to take the seat from the Lib Dems, while Labour's new Park Ward councillor June Burns gained 1,509 votes to take the seat from the Lib Dems.

Cllr Burns said she was overwhelmed by the level of support in Lydiate, Maghull and Lunt.

Cllr Burns said: "Thank you for voting for me. Thank you to everyone who came out to work hard to get a Labour victory in Park Ward.

"My priority as a borough councillor is to make sure that the residents of this ward get the very best representation that I can give them, and that includes our younger people. They are the lost generation in this country under the Tories and Lib Dems. 

"They are young people who aren't being given the opportunities that they should be given and so are being left on the scrap heap. The way they are being treated by this government is dreadful.

"I live in this community. I will fight for the interests of this community as Park Ward's Labour Councillor and I will fight for all of the people who live here."

Sudell's new Labour Councillor Rob Owens said as the area's new Sefton councillor, he will work to address the issues raised by the ward's residents.

Cllr Owens said: "I would like to thank the people of Maghull who came out and voted for the Labour Party on Thursday. I hope and determine to serve the residents of Maghull as best I can in conjunction with my colleagues and members of our community.

"Many of the people that I spoke to over the campaign were appreciative of the good work local Labour councillors have done on Sefton and Maghull Town Council under very difficult financial circumstances. However, many expressed dismay at the cuts to services imposed disproportionately on Sefton by the Tory government and their 'Liberal' enablers, public transport in particular.

"Labour will continue to deliver for the people of Maghull, and defend our public services, on which we all rely."

  

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Results:
 

Molyneux Ward

Labour - Tony Carr - 1,456
Independent - 751
UKIP - 733
Conservative - 282
Green - 167
 

Park

Labour - June Burns - 1,509
UKIP - 730
Lib Dem - 635
Conservative - 450
Green - 167

 
Sudell

Labour - Rob Owens - 1,551
Lib Dem - 776
UKIP - 668
Conservative - 341
Green - 114