‘Chuffed’ to be voted onto town council

Cllr Wendy Randall
Cllr Wendy Randall

A Daventry District Councillor was appointed onto Daventry Town Council this week following a contested election.

Councillor Wendy Randall was voted in as parish councillor for Abbey North on Thursday, October 31 after receiving 418 votes.

Her opponent Beverley Rundle received 180 votes.

Cllr Randall said: “I am really pleased to win by such a huge amount. I’m chuffed to bits about it and I think people must have voted because they know me.

“I think in future being on the two councils will allow for a sharing of information and will hopefully allow us to work together on town issues better.”

Cllr Randall said she sees her role within the council to be to work for the people of Daventry and to make people aware of what is happening, something she feels she will be able to do better on both councils.

The overall turnout for the election was 8.3 per cent of the electorate, a slight decrease on the last parish council by-election for Hill ward in July which saw 8.5 per cent of the electorate vote.