Labour’s youngest councillor, 18, wins seat week earlier than A-Level exams | EUROtoday

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One of the youngest councillors elected within the UK has gained her seat only a week earlier than she’s resulting from take her A-level exams.

Daisy Blakemore-Creedon, 18, was elected to Peterborough City Council after beating the sitting Tory councillor Andy Coles within the Fletton & Woodston ward.

The Labour candidate mentioned she was “overwhelmed” by the native help when she gained 940 votes to beat her opponent by 282 ballots.

Just someday after her victory, she advised The Independent that she had thrown herself into her new position and had already begun to hold out her new duties – regardless of having to sit down exams subsequent week.

“I wasn’t expecting to win as it was quite a short campaign so I was feeling very overwhelmed when it happened,” she mentioned.

“My priorities as a councillor are supporting the community – especially those who are the most disadvantaged.”

Her political journey started when she was simply ten-years-old when she would attend protests with household and went on to affix the Labour occasion in 2020 aged simply 14 (Supplied)

At solely 18-years-and-six-months-old {the teenager} mentioned she is the youngest sitting Labour councillor and maybe the youngest throughout all events.

She hopes to encourage extra younger folks to enter politics and urges them to attempt for achievement.

Her political journey started when she was simply ten years previous when she would attend protests along with her household.

She then went on to affix the Labour occasion in 2020 aged simply 14.

She advised The Independent: “It wasn’t until last year that I decided that this is the right time [to get more involved]. Austerity was on the rise, we were close to having a recession and I thought I wanted to be part of this change.”

Speaking of when she determined to run as a candidate for councillor: “People were very supportive, a lot of my friends said this is so good that you’re going into politics and following dreams.”

Ms Blakemore-Creedon’s win was considered one of many for the Labour Party on this week’s native elections because the Conservatives confronted surprising blows.

Rishi Sunak suffered horrible losses in council elections because the Conservatives misplaced greater than 400 councillors and management of ten councils.

Labour’s Sadiq Khan has secured a 3rd time period as Mayor of London beating Conservative Susan Hall on Saturday.

Mr Khan secured simply over 1,088,000 votes to be re-elected London Mayor, a majority of some 275,000 over Conservative rival Susan Hall, who secured slightly below 813,000 votes.

Labour additionally claimed victory within the West Midlands mayoral election beating Conservative candidate Andy Street in a good race.

The newly elected mayor, Richard Parker, secured a majority towards his opponent who has served two phrases and held workplace since 2017.