20 Year Old Conservative Jonathan Riley Wins Middleton Cheney By-Election
|Author: Daisy Peck - Conservative||Published: 13th April 2018 13:44|
The Conservative Party has won the Middleton Cheney By-Election to South Northamptonshire Council. Jonathan Riley, 20, was elected for the Conservatives with 391 votes or 42.1%. In second place were the Liberal Democrats with 316 votes, followed by Labour with 183 votes and Green Party candidate who polled 38 votes.
Speaking after the vote Jonathan Riley said “This was a hard and difficult election given the back drop and events in Northants recently. I am delighted to have won and will serve the people of Middleton Cheney to get results. Although the Conservative Party has needed to make some unpopular choices recently, the alternatives being offered were lacking credibility and we have at South Northants a long track record of putting residents first and delivering quality services.”
Leader of South Northamptonshire Council, Ian McCord said “Jonathan is a young and energetic Councillor who is the future of the party both locally and nationally. I look forward to working alongside him as we strive to bring the values and culture of the district councils to any new structures that may be set up in the future.”
The by election was caused following the retirement of Judith Baxter.