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New councillor for Irthlingborough Waterloo Ward

Published Friday, 09 August 2019

East Northamptonshire Council has a new elected member representing the Irthlingborough Waterloo Ward.

Cllr Lee Wilkes of the Conservative party was elected on Thursday 8 August in an election that saw a 30% turnout.

Cllr Wilkes won with a majority of 64 votes and the by-election was triggered by the resignation of former ward member Cllr Marika Hillson.

Leader of ENC, Steven North welcome the new councillor “I join the residents of Irthlingborough Waterloo Ward in welcoming Cllr Wilkes to East Northamptonshire Council and look forward to working with him.”

Newly elected councillor, Cllr Wilkes said “I am delighted to represent Irthlingborough Waterloo Ward and feel very privileged that I have been elected to sit on East Northamptonshire Council. The Conservative led administration have helped deliver some great things in the district, including championing Rushden Lakes, extending the Greenway and successfully fighting for funding for local services. I am very much looking forward to joining such a hard working team and supporting the residents of Irthlingborough .”