Introducing Councillor Ben Prest
After a month or more of hard campaigning, the Conservative candidate Ben Prest was elected tonight to represent the Kirkgate Ward on Wisbech Town Council. At Nineteen years of age, I believe that makes him quite possibly the youngest Town Councillor ever elected in Wisbech?
Ben is a bright, eloquent and charming young man and I think he will be a fantastic Councillor.
The victory belongs to Ben, but he was helped by the local Conservative team who worked hard to make sure this young man had every chance.
Ben won with enough votes to beat both the other candidates put together, which, for a young man in his first ever election, is quite a feat. Somebody said it was “youth versus experience”, which I don’t think was quite right (some sorts of experience are not particularly welcome). I think that being a fresh face, an earnest and genuine young man, and being a true local candidate were probably the deciding factors. People seem to prefer candidates who live where they live, or at least very close. But whatever it was, Ben won very clearly. Congratulations to him.