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Keeping it in the family

CONSERVATIVE husband and wife Bob and Gail Sleigh both won seats on Solihull council in the local elections.

CONSERVATIVE husband and wife Bob and Gail Sleigh both won seats on Solihull council in the local elections.

Bob (Bickenhill) was re-elected with a resounding 2,076 votes. His closest rival, Angela Reid (Labour) received 732 votes.

Gail was elected as councillor in Castle Bromwich with 2,328 votes.

Bob said: “My wife got more votes than me! I’m very pleased. We’ve both been working very hard - we share the same values.

“She will be very good for the people of Castle Bromwich. There’s a lot of big challenges in Bickenhill. The whole issue of development in the green belt we have to watch. We fought a good strong campaign. We had good clear messages.”

The couple join father and daughter Joe and Hannah Tildesley on the Tory bench.

 

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