IT was, overall, a positive set of local election results for Jewish candidates in Greater Manchester on Friday, with several new councillors being voted in.
Nathan Boroda, who received the backing of Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, won by more than 200 votes in Unsworth.
Holding the Labour seat, the former King David High School pupil said: “I am absolutely over the moon to have been elected as a councillor for Unsworth.
“This was a very difficult election, given the national picture, but in Unsworth we ran a strong and positive campaign that clearly resonated with people.
“I was really taken aback by Mayor Burnham’s comments — I think he’d read last month’s Jewish Telegraph when I called him my political hero!”
And another former King David pupil in Jordan Lewis romped to victory as the Conservative candidate for the Church ward.
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