Former chairman of LGBTory elected councillor
Matthew Sephton, the former chairman of the Conservative Party’s LGBT campaign group, has succeeded in his bid to become a councillor in Trafford.
He was elected to represent the ward of Altrincham on Friday, securing 1,515 votes.
He was credited with helping to expand LGBTory in recent years and of increasing its profile among Conservatives.
Colm Howard-Lloyd was picked to replace him.
Elsewhere in Trafford, Sean Anstee, who earlier this year became one of the youngest people to lead a council in Britain, retained his ward of Bowden.
Mr Anstee, who is gay and also LGBTory’s National Treasurer, however will not be joined on Trafford Council by his twin brother, Stephen.
The sibling lost out to Labour candidate Karina Carter.