Trafford Labour has retained its local seat in Bucklow St. Martins ward following today’s by-election result.
Frances Cosby, 29, who took 62 pc of the vote for the Labour Party, said she was delighted that voters put their trust in her to represent the community.
The victory means that Labour councillors will sit in all three of the Bucklow St. Martins council seats while the party returns to 41 councillors in total.
Cllr Cosby said: “I’m delighted with the result. It is an honour to serve the constituents of Bucklow St. Martins – and I want to personally thank them for putting their trust in me.
“I would also like to thank everyone who has supported me on this journey including Trafford Council officers who worked so hard organising this election.
“I will now look forward to getting on with the role – and embedding myself within the local community.
Cllr Cosby added: “It is clear from speaking to residents on the doorstep, that the cost-of-living crisis is making everyday life a struggle for many people.
“There are also more local concerns relating to anti-social behaviour, fly tipping and adequate school places.
“I will work with the council to tackle these issues head on and be a strong voice for the residents I now represent.”
Trafford Labour group leader, Cllr Tom Ross, said he was very proud of Cllr Cosby’s achievement.
He added: “I’m thrilled for Frances; she will make an outstanding councillor and I look forward to working alongside her.
“She has a wealth of experience working within the political landscape – and will be a strong and forceful advocate for all Bucklow St. Martins residents.”
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