Three labour and one conservative councillor have been elected to represent Old Town and East Wichel on the new Central Swindon South Parish Council. Not surprisingly Nadine Watts — who as a borough councillor has been extremely hard working for local residents — topped the poll.
Nadine Watts (Labour) — 1557 votes
Jane Milner-Barry (Labour) — 1443 votes
Neil Hopkins (Labour) — 1054 votes
Nick Burns-Howell (Conservative) — 991 votes
The results for other candidates in the ward were:
Nick Smith (Conservative) — 984 votes
Saleh Ahmed (Labour) — 982 votes
Terry Davis (Conservative) — 934 votes
William Horley (Conservative) — 829 votes
Colin Doubleday (independent) — 581 votes
Bill Hughes (Green) — 552 votes
Geoff King (Liberal Democrat) — 364 votes
Overall, the Labour party has control of the parish, with Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors between them holding the remaining minority of seats.