May 6, 2011
day for Liberal Democrats in Burnham-On-Sea elections
Liberal Democrat leader Joe Leach has expressed his disappointment
at losing his town council seat in this week's elections.
Joe, pictured, lost his seat to independent candidate Mike Mansfield
in the Burnham Marine ward by 40 votes but retained his district
"I am very disappointed that I have lost my town council
seat but that's the people's decision," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"I congratulate Mike and wish him well."
"I've kept my seat on the district council and will be fighting
for Highbridge and Burnham Marine at a distict level."
"The election has not gone as well as we'd hoped but the
Lib Dems did make some good gains. The town council is not in
overall Conservative control due to independent and Lib Dem seats."
Full results of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge local elections