Denise Wyatt, who was the Southampton Independents Council Candidate for Redbridge Ward, says:
"Wow! What a result!
Thank you for the amazing support, all the well-wishers on the doorsteps and in the streets and thanks for all your votes!
I am delighted to have the trust and confidence of so many people.
Sadly, I almost won but not quite. I am delighted with the result and I hope residents are too.
JUST 199 VOTES WERE IN IT.
Southampton Independents, with your help, has taken the Redbridge Ward from being a "safe" Labour seat two years ago to it now being a "marginal".
|In 2016, Labour won by 822 votes.|
At the next Council election, it was just 199 votes.
It is within touching distance.
The now former Council Leader Simon Letts only won by a similar margin in 2014. Four years later he has lost his seat. The former Leader of the Council Tories Jeremy Moulton also lost his seat.
Labour still has just two majority. Labour or Tory, same old story.
I will continue to support and work with local residents.
Join us! Enough is Enough!
Thanks again for all your help and thanks for all your support."