Labour wins in Headington Hill and Northway
Congratulations to Councillor Roy Darke, who has just been elected as Maureen Christian's successor in Headington Hill and Northway in Oxford.
This was a particularly excellent result as Labour were just 37 votes ahead of the Tories last time the ward was contested in 2008.
Roy won by 548 votes to 443 for the Tories, with the Lib Dems (who actually won this ward in 2006) trailing in third place with 378 votes (and the Greens getting 62).
He won because he is a fantastic candidate - decent, down to earth, rooted in the local community and incredibly hard-working - with an excellent campaign team supporting him. Roy will be a great councillor, and a worthy successor to Maureen.