Salisbury's Lib Dems gain St Edmund's Ward and hold Harnham West in the 2021 Local Elections.
|Hoque, Atiqul||CON||525||25.85 %|
|Page, Rick||GRN||238||11.72 %|
|Sample, Paul William Leslie||LIB DEM||1,087||53.52 %|
|Sheehan, Finbarr||LAB||181||8.91 %|
Paul said “I am humbled by the very large number of people who turned out to vote for me.
Our City is angry and wounded by Novichok, COVID-19 and the impact on independent shops and businesses.Many of them said they were changing the voting habits of a lifetime. I know that people of all political persuasions have supported my campaign.I have outlined our community's needs and expectations in great detail over the past few months and, with this huge community majority behind me, it is time for the political leadership at County Hall to deliver.
I will consult with residents, listen to their concerns and keep in touch with them on a regular basis. I will seek to do my very best for all of the people living in the St Edmunds Ward irrespective of their political beliefs. It doesn't matter to me who you voted for, if I can ever be of help to you just get in touch.”
Meanwhile, Brain Dalton comfortably held Harnham West.
|Creswell, Bently Louis Fforde||CON||498||30.02 %|
|Dalton, Brian Edward||LIB DEM||737||44.42 %|
|Skelton, Colin||LAB||103||6.21 %|
|Prinsloo, Sarah||GRN||160||9.64 %|
|Howard, Frances Mary Patricia||IND||161||9.70 %|
Several very near misses were recorded, in St Paul's, Wilton and Till Valley.
The new makeup of Wiltshire Council looks like this:
Lib Dems gained a total of 7 seats over the 2017 result.