Ray Holmes won the Shirebrook North West seat on the Bolsover District council in Derbyshire. In a close fought election, Ray won 53 percent of the vote – 295 votes to the Labour candidate's 264 votes.
Speaking from the count, Ray told Socialist Worker, 'We are delighted with the result. We had a fantastic campaign. On the doorsteps, our campaign for people not profit really connected with people. People made the links between national and local issues. Now we are going to build on this great result.'
Congratulations to Ray Holmes and to his Respect campaign team.