Bexley Council Conservatives achieved victory in the St Michael’s Ward by election on 30th June. Ray Sams was elected to the seat, returning to public office, having served the ward in the past.
The Conservatives – who fought a solely positive and upbeat campaign – secured 939 votes to win the seat.
Speaking after the result was announced, Cllr Ray Sams said:
“I am truly humbled to have a second chance to represent the residents of St. Michael’s Ward again. I am a Welling man through and through, being born here and for many years running a business in the borough. I promised I would be ready from day one to hit the ground running and I will not let residents down.”
Leader of Bexley Council Conservatives, Teresa O’Neill OBE, said:
“I am ecstatic to have Ray back on the Council and part of the Conservative team running Bexley.
We fought an upbeat campaign and the result shows that residents responded to that. Our message was about keeping council tax as low as possible, maintaining good quality schools and securing inward investment for our borough.
In contrast, our opponents went negative, talked down our borough and had no solutions of their own – fortunately they were rejected by the voters of St Michael’s Ward.”