13, 2015 Lib
Dems celebrate victory in Highbridge town council by-election
Liberal Democrat Party supporters were celebrating in Highbridge
last night (Thursday) after their candidate won the Town Council
Terry Dommett attracted 230 votes while Lib Dem Victoria Weavell
won 451 to become the town's new councillor.
Turnout was low at 16%, with 681 votes cast out of a total 4,261
Victoria Weavell thanked those who voted for her, said: "I
am delighted to have won, though I'm sad that the turnout was
low, but it's still a good majority. It's the start of a lot of
work now for me in Highbridge."
Tessa Munt, the town's former Lib Dem MP who was at the election
count in Highbridge's Morland Hall, added: "I am delighted
for Victoria - she is an excellent candidate who will stand up
for Highbridge and I am so thankful to everyone who came out to
vote. This is the start of a Lib Dem fightback!"
Conservative candidate Terry Dommett, right, added: "I
am a bit disappointed that not enough people wanted to come out
and express their opinion. My team worked hard and I thank them.
I will be back next time - and I will continue to work hard for
the community, serving on local committees."
Conservatives continue to have a majority on Burnham and Highbridge
Town Council with 12 councillors while the Lib Dems now have five,
and there is one independent councillor, as outlined below.
election was called after the previous ward councillor, Dawn Malloy,
a Liberal Democrat, stood down for personal reasons.
ON BURNHAM AND HIGHBRIDGE TOWN COUNCIL
Burnham and Highbridge, Burnham, North Ward
Andy Brewer (The Conservative Party)
Peter Burridge-Clayton (The Conservative Party)
Martin Cox (The Conservative Party)
Mike Facey (The Conservative Party)
David Hoggarth (The Conservative Party)
Louise Parkin (The Conservative Party)
and Highbridge, Burnham Central Parish Ward
Phil Harvey (Liberal Democrats)
Katie Lawson (Liberal Democrats)
Nick Tolley (The Conservative Party)
and Highbridge, Burnham, Marine Parish Ward
Lindsey Ripley (The Conservative Party)
and Highbridge, Burnham South Parish Ward
Maria Clarke (The Conservative Party)
Michael Clarke (The Conservative Party)
Paul Young (The Conservative Party)
and Highbridge, Burnham, Highbridge Parish Ward
Victoria Weavell (Liberal Democrats)
Bill Hancock (Ind)
Fiona Hector (Liberal Democrats)
Janet Keen (The Conservative Party)
John Parkes (Liberal Democrats)
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