LABOUR candidate Amy Whyte has been named Broadheath’s new councillor.

Mrs Whyte was voted in in the Broadheath by-election on Thursday May 4.

Mrs Whyte lives in Broadheath, with her husband and three children, who all attend Tyntesfield School.

She serves on the PTA at Tyntesfield and first became involved in local politics when she organised a series of successful protests in opposition to council proposals to scrap the School Crossing Patrols on the A56.

Heavily involved in local community projects, Mrs Whyte was named one of the "40 Faces of Trafford" for her community and voluntary work.

She said she had put herself forward for election because Broadheath Ward was her home and she wanted to serve her local community and protect essential services.

Speaking after the win, Mrs Whyte said: "I am overwhelmed by the support from the people of Broadheath and delighted with the result."

She added: "I want to carry on fighting for services in Broadheath and I want to continue to hold the Tories to account for the cuts they are making."

Her new peers congratulated her on winning the seat at last night's election.

Councillor Andrew Western, leader of Trafford Labour Group, offered his congratulations to the party's newest ward member.  

"This was a stunning result in the circumstances and a real credit to Amy and the campaign team," he said.

"Whatever the national polls may be saying it's increasingly clear that in Trafford people are fed up with the local Tories running down their services and introducing unfair stealth taxes.

"To win by over 300 is incredible and I'd like to formally welcome Amy to the Labour Group, I know she will do a great job for Broadheath Ward residents."

The by-election was called after ward member and Labour councillor Louise Dagnall stepped down in March, due to ill health.