UNIVERSITY student Abi Moore became the youngest person in the council chamber with a win in Dearne South last week.

The ward was the first area announced, and 20-year-old Abi gained the seat from retiring independent councillor Neil Danforth.

From Bolton-upon-Dearne, she has lived in the area for all of her life, and she’s gearing up to represent the place she loves.

She told the Chronicle: “It’s honestly such an honour to be selected by the residents of Dearne South.

“It feels even better because that’s where I’m from.

“I’m excited to get started.

“I’m really happy because it’s a Labour gain as well as we had an independent who is not standing.

“It’s my first time in the council and I’m probably the youngest.

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“It’s such an honour.

“Having young people in politics is going to be such an important thing.

“I think we can bring new ideas and learn from the experience of the older members of the council.

“I just think that, together, we can make a good and diverse council which is what we want.”