Salik Rahman of the Labour Party is the new Bangor City Councillor for Deiniol Ward after winning the By-Election on Thursday 16th August.
The 29-year-old business man has lived in Bangor for the last 14 years and has pledged to improve Bangor’s High Street profile as well as working with local authorities to address the city’s crimes rates. Salik has also undertaken a lot of charity work in the past and he aims to help Bangor’s homeless.
The result was as follows: A total of 87 votes were cast, 31 of which were postal votes.
Salik Rahman (Lab) 40 (47%)
Andrew Kinsman (Con) 33 (38%)
Mohammed Shultan (LibDem) 13 (15%)
Spoiled Ballot Papers: 1
Total votes 87
Electorate 591. Turnout 14.7%
Members of the Bangor Branch of the Arfon Labour Party were joined by the Shadow Secretary for Wales, Christina Rees MP for Neath, as they did their final push for an election win by knocking doors and engaging with the residents of the ward.
Christina also visited with residents and staff of Y Gorlan, warden managed accommodation for the elderly and Yr Hafan Community Café, showing her support for the plans Salik has to work with the vulnerable people in our City Centre.
Mary Williams of Unite Union also joined the team out on the campaign and was an integral part of securing the win.
Steffie Williams Roberts, Secretary of the Bangor Branch said “Working with Christina Rees was an absolute joy. We were privileged to have had her out on the Labour Doorstep with us, campaigning for real change in Deiniol Ward.
“Salik’s win is the change Deiniol Ward has been waiting for and we’re excited to be a support to him as he gets started in helping the residents.”
Cara Jowitt, Chair of the Bangor Branch who worked as the campaign organiser said: “It was an absolute pleasure to have Christina Rees join us on our final day of campaigning. She really came out and supported Salik and this was a great help in leading us to victory.
“We are so proud of Salik and look forward to supporting him. He is passionate about working for the residents, who told us they have felt forgotten by councillors in the past.”
Salik is looking forward to working with Cllr Enid Parry, the independent City Councillor who also represents Deiniol ward, and believes that together they can ensure that the residents of the ward will have a much stronger voice in the City council chambers.
Cllr Salik Rahman and the Bangor Branch of the Arfon Labour Party were joined by the Shadow Secretary for Wales, Christina Rees MP for Neath.