Bradley Stoke Town Council welcomes two new councillors
BSTC - 18th May 2021
Bradley Stoke Town Council heartfully greets Dr Edward Yi He and Mrs Angela Morey, the two newly elected councillors, who came out successful in the recent by-elections. Town Clerk Sharon Petela handed over the welcome pack to the new councillors and added both of them to the ‘Councillors Roll of Honour’ of the Town Council.
Angela Morey and Dr Edward Yi He will join the other thirteen Town Councillors at the forthcoming Annual Town Council Meeting.
Dr Edward Yi He lives in Bradley Stoke South Ward and works as a local chartered engineer, with experience in research and development, higher education, steel engineering, aerospace and, oil and gas sectors. He has been a passionate community champion and volunteers himself as a university career mentor, STEM subjects ambassador, a professional advisor for the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and as a trustee for a cancer support charity.
Ed believes that Bradley Stoke attained one of the lowest council tax precepts in South Gloucestershire, due to the prudent policies followed by the Conservative party led Town Council. He assures that he will support to keep the council tax low, whilst being a strong voice for the community and to help Bradley Stoke to thrive and blossom in its next phase of development.
Angela Morey, who is a mother of five children and a registered carer for her family member, has lived in Bradley Stoke for the last seven years. She appreciates Bradley Stoke for its great schools and amenities, beautiful nature reserve and friendly people. She has been a school governor and chaired a local primary school PTA, and has been part of various local community projects.
As a town councillor, Angela hopes to see a rejuvenation of local play-parks and a community hub. Her passions are supporting the community and encouraging empowerment. She pledges to be an open councillor who always put the residents' wishes first.
Two vacant seats of the Bradley Stoke Town Council were filled by the by-elections held on Thursday, 6th of May 2021, along with the elections to the offices of the Avon and Somerset Police Commissioner and the West of England Metro Mayor. The vacant seats were from the North and South Wards of the Town Council.
In the North Ward by-election, Angela Morey (Independent) secured 826 (38.69%) votes, in a triangular contest and won by a margin of 41 votes ahead of the Conservative candidate, who secured 785 (36.77%) votes, whilst the Labour candidate got 513 (24.03%) votes [Bradley Stoke North electorate: 6577 votes, Total Polled Votes: 2135 (Turnout: 32.44 %)].
Dr Edward Yi He (Conservative) won Bradley Stoke South Ward by-election securing 1118 (53%) votes in a straight contest against the Labour candidate by a margin of 124 votes [Bradley Stoke South Electorate: 7091, Total Polled Votes: 2138 (Turnout: 30%)]
Bradley Stoke Town Council Spokesperson and Ex-Mayor Cllr Tom Aditya was present at the vote-counting centre and used the venue to directly greet and congratulate Dr Edward Yi He and Mrs Angela Morey on their election victories. He reinforced the view that collaborative working cutting across political party lines will be the best option forward for the betterment of the town and the community.
Bradley Stoke Town Council’s political composition will remain the same with twelve Conservative councillors, two Independents and one Labour, even after the by-elections.
Dr Edward Yi He and Angela Morey expressed thanks to all those who voted and supported them in the elections and assured everyone that they will work positively for the community.