I WOULD like to take this opportunity to congratulate members of the Blaenavon Labour team who succeeded in winning election to Torfaen council, and Blaenavon Town Council. I and the Blaenavon Labour Party are humbled that the townspeople granted us a hearing at the doorstep, and backed Labour candidates at the ballot box. Many voters I spoke to shared our belief that during difficult times, Blaenavon’s representatives need to organise around a strong set of core values, and work in partnership with members from the wider Torfaen community.

Only then can Blaenavon be in a position to make the most of opportunities that come its way.

Thanks to Labour’s strong showing across Torfaen, Councillors Alun, Furzer and Alan Jones will be a vocal, integral part of a Labour-controlled council.

Chris Booth, Blaenavon Labour Party