Coun Longhi thanks supporters

Marco Longhi, the re-elected councillor for Pelsall, has thanked local voters for their support.

Coun Marco Longhi

Coun Longhi, who was first elected in 1999, said he owed a “huge debt of gratitude” to the people of the village who turned out to support him yesterday (May 5, 2011).

After a count at Walsall Council today, he returned a total of 2,085 – 57.3 per cent of the vote – winning by a majority of 1,107. The Labour candidate Stephen Wade, who came second, polled 979 votes.

Writing on his blog, Coun Longhi said: “I was also grateful for the opportunity of a clean campaign where candidates stood on their chosen platforms, rather than having to deal with the negative and sometimes personal campaigning that has, at times, marred previous Pelsall elections.”

Walsall Council has published all the election results.

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