ON behalf of all the Labour candidates I would like to thank all the residents who voted in last week’s Redditch council elections. Thanks particularly to the 5,879 who chose to support a Labour candidate, we won 7 of the 9 seats contested and secured a continuation of a Labour controlled council.

If I could give my personal thanks to the 837 electorate of Church Hill who re-elected me, I am very grateful to each of you. I care passionately about Redditch and particularly Church Hill.

Cllr Bill Hartnett,

Church Hill ward,

Leader of Redditch Council.