MADAM - I would like to thank all who took part and voted in the local elections which took place on Thursday, May 2. A particular thanks to all those that voted Labour.

I would also like to thank the 10 candidates who stood for Labour and to congratulate and welcome back Cllr Jenny Wheeler who retained her seat, Labour missed out in two very close results by 17 votes in Church Hill and by just four votes in Batchely and Brockhill.

Many thanks

Bill Hartnett

Leader of the Labour Group Redditch Borough Council