Friday, May 05, 2006

News from Rochford - we make no gains, but hold our seats with increased majorities

Election news:

We're pretty pleased with the election results in Rayleigh.

  • Chris Black and Chris Lumley both held their seats with increased majorities.

  • This was particularly good for Chris Lumley because the Tories tried very hard to defeat him, bringing in Tories from other parts of Rayleigh to canvass against him.

  • Elsewhere in Rayleigh, Pat Putt, Jackie Dillnutt, Keith Budden and Mark Pearson all came second. Jackie got 411 votes, which was the highest of any losing candidate in Rayleigh.

  • We are extremely grateful to them for standing, and of course we'd like to thank all our helpers and indeed everyone who voted for us.

  • In other parts of the district, the Tories made two gains. They won Hawkwell South simply because independent Heather Glynn has joined the Conservative Party. They also won in Rochford, with 24 year-old James Cottis defeating the last remaining Labour councillor, popular Maureen Vince, by 95 votes. However Residents' councillor James Mason defiantly held on to Hawkwell West with a majority of 132.

    Full results are available from the District Council website but here are the results for where the Lib Dems stood:

    Downhall & Rawreth Ward
    Christopher Ian Black Liberal Democrats 900
    Victor Charles Howlett Conservative 328
    Turnout: 37.6%

    Grange Ward
    Christopher John Lumley Liberal Democrats 683
    Roland Frank Adams Conservative 347
    Turnout: 37.4%

    Rayleigh Central Ward
    Patricia Aves Conservative 654
    Patricia Ann Putt Liberal Democrats 283
    Christopher Richard Morgan Labour 135
    Turnout: 32.7%

    Trinity Ward
    James Edward Grey Conservative 618
    Keith John Budden Liberal Democrats 310
    Neil Kirsh Green Party 76
    Turnout: 34.8%

    Wheatley Ward
    Mavis Joan Webster Conservative 768
    Mark Andrew Pearson Liberal Democrats 322
    Turnout: 34.4%

    Whitehouse Ward
    Peter Frederick Arthur Webster Conservative 711
    Jacqueline Dillnutt Liberal Democrats 411
    Turnout: 37.1%


    Cllr David Morton said...


    Stephen Glenn said...

    Well done Chris (and the other Chris). Looks like plenty of scope for development in those other wards as well.

    Trevor said...

    Congratulations, excellent results.

    Chris expresses his own views on this weblog.

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