REACTION: Alan Melton delighted with Birch victory

FENLAND District Council leader Alan Melton was delighted with his margin of victory in Birch Ward.

“I’m delighted,” he said. “To be fair I’m ecstatic to get 54.7 per cent of the votes in the highest turnout ever in the ward.

“It is an overwhelming majority. It’s a proper majority because my increase in votes has gone up substantially.

“I see it as a vindication of all the hard work that I have done for my ward the town of Chatteris and as my work as leader of Fenland District Council.

“I was nervous because Christine is a very good candidate who has worked hard but I see this as a true vindication of what I have done.”

Cllr Melton added: “Despite criticism levelled at me over the last four years I have been completely backed by the people that really count, and that is the voters. I will not let them down.”

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