By-election results: Town council seats go to independent and Conservative candidates

Composite photo of the two winning candidates.
By-election winners (l-r): Angela Morey (Independent) and Edward He (Conservative).

By-elections for two vacant seats on Bradley Stoke Town Council have been won by one independent and one Conservative candidate.

The North ward by-election was won by independent candidate Angela Morey, ahead of Eugenia Ntekor (Conservative) and Labour’s Anthony Oliver.

Successful in the two-way contest for the South ward seat was Edward He (Conservative), ahead of Labour’s Dayley Lawrence.

The full results may be viewed on our dedicated by-election pages:

The successful candidates will take their seats at the Annual Town Council Meeting (formerly known as the Annual General Meeting) on Wednesday 26th May 2021.

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The by-elections took place on the same day as elections for the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (A&S PCC) and the West of England ‘metro mayor’. Conservative candidate Mark Shelford was successful in the A&S PCC election, while Dan Norris won the ‘metro mayor’ contest for Labour.

By-election turnout was 32.4 percent in the North ward and 30.2 percent in the South ward.

The North ward seat was previously held by Elaine Hardwick, elected as an independent in May 2019 but later transferring to a new political party she had formed, The Citizens Movement Party UK. She resigned in January 2021 after moving away from South Gloucestershire.

The South ward seat was previously held by Nikki Hallur (Conservative) who resigned in January 2020, just eight months after being elected.


The by-election results leaves the political make-up of Bradley Stoke Town Council little changed, with 12 Conservative, one Labour and two independent members.

The council’s standing orders specify that committees are of fixed size with membership apportioned according to the ratio of the number of council members in the largest political group to all others.

North ward winner Angela Morey commented:

“I am so grateful and humbled that you have chosen me to be your new town councillor for Bradley Stoke North. Thank you! This wouldn’t have happened without the support of so many of the residents of Bradley Stoke, and I will do all I can to ensure I am an efficient and open councillor who always puts your wishes first. I am excited to get started in my new role. As we leave behind the difficulties of the past year, I am positive the future is looking bright.”

“I would like to congratulate my opponents for running such fair campaigns.”

South ward winner Edward He commented:

“I am thrilled and honoured to have been elected as your new town councillor for Bradley Stoke South ward. I would like to thank all the residents who have voted for and placed trust in me. I am very grateful for the support and help I have received from my colleagues, especially from Cllr Tom Aditya and Cllr John Ashe. I also want to congratulate my opponent, Mr Dayley Lawrence, for running a very positive campaign.”

“I will work hard for all the residents and families in Bradley Stoke South ward. The hard work has just begun.”

“Thank you!”

Related link: Elections (The Journal)

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