It might not be the result we wanted overall, but these are Kettering Labour's fantastic five Kettering candidates who were successful in the elections last Thursday:
North Northamptonshire Council (new Unitary Authority)
Anne Lee, our North Northamptonshire councillor [for Windmill]
Kettering Town Council:
Keli Watts [William Knibb]
Bev Wright [Northfield]
Clark Mitchell [Avondale Grange]
Maggie Don [St Michaels & Wicksteed].
Congratulations to all of them, and commiserations to those who weren't successful. Thanks to all who voted - whether for Labour or other candidates. Democracy depends on people taking part in the process: at a turnout of 34% overall in North Northamptonshire, that means that 66% [two thirds] haven't made their voices heard.
John is the Campaign Co-ordinator for Kettering Labour. He's lived in Geddington for 30 years and is a longstanding parish councillor. He is a teacher, running his own tuition & consultancy business and is an active campaigner on LGBT issues. He is also a keen actor in the village and more widely and champions rural touring arts, regularly promoting live performances in Geddington Village Hall.