I WOULD like to thank all of the residents of the Wharton ward in Winsford, who turned out on a cold December to vote.

The newly elected Lib Dem Clr Mr Bev Theron will be strong voice for Wharton and he is already hard at work dealing with problems raised by residents.

By-elections cost money, but the right to choose our councillors is a right our forebears fought and died for.

Malcolm Gaskill Chairman, Winsford Liberal Democrat