Amber Valley Green Party win in Town Council by-election.

20 September 2021

Jamie Walls and supporters


Belper residents have shown their overwhelming support for the Greens in the Town Council by-election.

Jamie Walls was elected to represent Belper South, which includes Milford, winning 40% of the total vote. He joins Steve Kennedy, the town’s first Green Town Councillor, and Gez Kinsella who represents Duffield and Belper South on Derbyshire County Council.

Jamie describes his victory as “a vote for hope”. ‘People like what the Greens are doing,’ he says. ‘We are different from the other parties and local people can see the hard work that Gez, Dave and Steve have put in to make a positive difference. People want a new direction, a new way of working collaboratively, and I'm proud to be part of that.'

Votes cast out of 1048 total in the by-election (rounded percentages)
Green: 40%
Conservative: 28%
Labour: 23%
LibDem: 8%

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