Notice, although it's actually Cllr. Steve Jones who is the plaintiff in this case, it's always 'we' did this, 'we' said that and 'we' told whoever, whatever.
They, obviously, refer to the 'independent group' of councillors, but, in law, it's only Cllr. Steve Jones who is involved.
Gareth Fairhurst has 'won' nothing. In reality, neither has Cllr. Steve Jones, apart from progressing one stage further in his quest to over-rule tha council.
He hasn't had the Judicial Review yet, just been granted one. What the outcome of the Judicial Review might be, remains to be seen and that's what counts.
There'll only be a 'winner' when the fat lady sings!