WARRINGTON Borough Council’s leader will remain in the role after winning a vote at the Town Hall this evening, Tuesday.

Council leader Cllr Hans Mundry was challenged for the role by deputy leader Cllr Janet Henshaw.

But he won the vote at the Labour group’s annual general meeting this evening.

It comes days after the election, which saw Labour retain control of the council and increase its majority by six. It now has 42 of the 58 seats on the council.

Cllr Mundry said: “It’s an honour, that members of the Labour group have put their trust in me again to serve as their leader for another four years.

“I want to thank everyone who voted for Labour last Thursday and I look forward to being able to get on with the job, delivering for the people of Warrington.”

Cllr Mundry retained his Latchford East seat in the election, while deputy leader Cllr Henshaw retained her Great Sankey North and Whittle Hall seat.

Furthermore, Cllr Jean Flaherty and Cllr Tom Jennings put their names forward for the role of deputy leader.

Cllr Flaherty will become the deputy leader after winning the vote.

Cllr Flaherty said: “I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for me on Tuesday, and to every single person who voted Labour last week.

“We have an opportunity to do great things for Warrington and I can’t wait to get started.”