CHEADLE Town Council has welcomed a new councillor after David Sargeant was elected the new representative for the South East Ward at an election last Thursday.
The vacancy had been made following the resignation of Adrian Higgins.
At last week election Mr Sargeant, pictured, who stood as a Moorlands Democratic Alliance candidate, polled 146 votes against Liberal Democrat Phillip Routledge with 72.
Out of en electorate of 2,957, just 7.44 per cent of residents turned out to vote.
Mr Sargeant said this week: “I am very pleased to be elected.
“The turnout was low but I managed to get 67 per cent of the vote.
“I am now look forward to representing the community.
“Everyone I spoke to before the election was against the proposed development at Thorley Drive.
“Also all county council facilities are being drained out of Cheadle. Before long people will have to travel out of the town for services, which is not right."