sweep to victory in Burnham's County Council elections
Party candidates in the Burnham-On-Sea area were celebrating early
this morning (Friday, May 3rd) after winning all four county council
seats in the area.
Burridge-Clayton retained his Burnham North seat, while John Woodman
held onto Highbridge and Burnham South, Mark Healey won the Huntspill
ward and John Denbee won in Brent. Click
here for the full results.
was a disappointing day for local Liberal Democrats, who were
privately confident of securing at least one or more seats in
the Burnham area before Thursday's election.
Highbridge, Lib Dem Helen Groves had hoped to overturn John Woodman's
majority in 2009 - but in fact she lost by 150 votes to John Woodman.
Lib Dem Tom Nicholls also failed to win in Burnham North where
Peter Burridge-Clayton won by a 605 vote majority.
across the district was poor, with a 28.48 per cent turnout overall,
which was down on the 48 per cent turnout at the last elections
Conservatives retained overall control of Somerset County Council,
with the party winning 28 seats across the county, the minimum
number that was needed to secure a majority.
Burridge-Clayton told Burnham-On-Sea.com at the election count
in Bridgwater: "I am delighted to have been given the chance
to repesent the residents of Burnham North for another four years."
am pleased to have increased my majority from the last election
and I will do my best to represent my constituents at county level."
John Woodman added: "I would like to thank everyone that
voted for me - it is an honour to represent Burnham South and
Highbridge for four more years. I will work hard to bring as much
to the ward as I can and represent the residents to the best of