British expat named Manilva’s first foreign councilor

Published:  26 May at 9 AM
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The southern Spanish town of Manilva has appointed a foreigner on its local council for the first time in its history.

UK expat Dean Tyler Shelton said he was “over the moon” to be voted in as councilor following the local elections on 24 May.

Shelton, who will represent the IU party, said that the town’s expat community had given him “invaluable support” after many people considered the party was finished in the town following the decision of some of its members to form a new party.

However, he said that they had been able to prove the doubters wrong thanks to the “die hard” Spanish members and the support of expats in the town. He explained that in the coming days they would begin trying to stabilising the party so it was in a position to represent the aspirations of all Manilva residents.

The Brit was number four on his party’s list which claimed four seats in a tightly-fought election. Meanwhile, the PSOE received five seats, the Compromiso four and the PP three.

Overall, nine seats are required to govern, meaning the likely outcome is the PSOE agreeing a deal with IU or Compromiso.
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