Michael was delighted by today's by-election result in Canford Heath, where Sean Gabriel won the seat for the Conservatives.
Michael has worked with Sean in the past when he was previously a councillor, and knows that he is an excellent choice for the area.
"I'm delighted to see Sean's victory in Canford Heath. He was an excellent councillor and mayor, and I know he will serve our community incredibly well. What a gracious victory speech - many congratulations!"
You can see Sean's acceptance speech here.