I would like to thank all that attended my Thank You BBQ on July 6.

A special thank you to Caroline Nokes MP who earlier in the day ran in the Cancer Campaign Race For Life on Southampton Common.

Also to fellow ward councillor Spiros Vassiliou and fellow campaigner Val Laurent for the use of her garden.

Conservatives now hold five of the six city council seats in the Southampton North part of the Romsey and Southampton North constituency.

I thanked all the team, and Caroline in particular, for all the help and guidance they had given me in the lead-up to the elections and with all the leaflet drops, canvassing and telling on the day.

It was particularly pleasing to see Caroline who, after completing the Race for Life and other duties, still had the energy to come to my barbecue.

Also a great big thank you to all those in Swaythling Ward that came out and supported me on election day and I look forward to working for you over the next four years.

BOB PAINTON, Newly elected Conservative Councillor, Swaythling Ward