The Shrewsbury & Atcham Green Party is celebrating today after a huge win in Radbrook, Shrewsbury last night.
Candidate Julia Evans swept to victory in the battle for the Shropshire Council seat previously held by the Conservatives.
Ms Evans, who grew up in Radbrook and later worked at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital as a nurse, took 1032 votes with Conservatives and Labour trailing behind on 683 and 278 votes respectively. The Greens took 51.8% of the vote up from 14.8% in 2017. Turnout was also up with 1993 votes cast compared to 1380 votes in 2017.
The Radbrook win followed hot on the heels of another Green triumph over the Conservatives as Oswestry mayor Duncan Kerr was elected to represent Oswestry South for a second time.
Says Ms Evans: ‘I am absolutely thrilled to join Duncan Kerr tonight on the Unitary Council. Greens in the room make a huge difference in these unprecedented times. We have already worked hard in Radbrook and I will continue to do so. I’m so pleased to be part of a Green wave that has seen us winning seats across England. Thank you to our brilliant team of helpers across Shropshire.
‘The community in Radbrook has been absolutely fantastic. I want to thank everyone who opened their doors and spoke to us, and all the brilliant Green Party volunteers across Shropshire who have been working so hard over the last few years. We’re over the moon and we are very humbled. I feel very privileged to represent Radbrook.’