Updated:
May 10, 2015
Elections: Town Council seats in Burnham and Highbridge announced

The results of the Town Council elections in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge were announced on Saturday, (May 9th).

The Conservatives have an overall majority on the council. The Tories won 12 seats, the Lib Dems won five, and there is one independent, as listed below.

Speaking after the announcement, Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton, Leader of the Conservative group, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am delighted we have increased the number of seats we have on the Town Council, and I would like to thank everybody that voted for us on Thursday. I would also like to thank the candidates from all parties who put their names forward and were prepared to get involved within our community. I know there are a number of disappointed candidates, but I hope they will remain involved and put their ideas forward through their elected representatives. I look forward to working with our new council and I hope the newly elected members find the experience rewarding and enjoyable."

And Lib Dem leader Cllr Phil Harvey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "People appear to have taken more account of local issues in voting for the Town Council than they did when voting for the district. I'm pleased that the Liberal Democrat group has returned to five. I've no doubt that my new colleagues will work very hard to represent their wards - and the people of Burnham and Highbridge as a whole."

Burnham and Highbridge, Burnham, North Ward
• Andy Brewer (The Conservative Party) 1,602 elected
• Peter Burridge-Clayton (The Conservative Party) 1,882 elected
• Martin Cox (The Conservative Party) - 1,629 elected
• Mike Facey (The Conservative Party) - 1,539 elected
• David Hoggarth (The Conservative Party) - 1,434 elected
• Tom Nicholls (Liberal Democrats) - 1,092
• Lousie Parkin (The Conservative Party) - 1,359 elected
• Victoria Weavell (Liberal Democrats) - 1,145
• Colette Lydie Jeanne Winfield (Liberal Democrats) 1,100
• Rod Winfield (Liberal Democrats) - 1,041

Burnham and Highbridge, Burnham Central Parish Ward
• Jennifer Rachel Gates - 709
• Phil Harvey (Liberal Democrats) - 743 elected
• Katie Georgina Lawson (Liberal Democrats) - 710 elected
• Kathy Priddes-Jones (The Conservative Party) - 615
• Ann Smith (Liberal Democrats) - 660
• Nick Tolley (The Conservative Party) - 748 elected

Burnham and Highbridge, Burnham, Marine Parish Ward
• Graham Alan Kennedy (Liberal Democrats) - 249
• Lindsey Ellen Ripley (The Conservative Party) - 261 elected

Burnham and Highbridge, Burnham South Parish Ward
• Maria Clarke (The Conservative Party) - 657 elected
• Michael Clarke (The Conservative Party) - 627 elected
• Sue Harvey (Liberal Democrats) - 561
• Sarah Milner Simonds (Liberal Democrats) 474
• Paul Anthony Young (The Conservative Party) - 599 elected

Burnham and Highbridge, Burnham, Highbridge Parish Ward
• Bill Hancock - 899 elected
• Fiona Joan Hector (Liberal Democrats) - 883 elected
• Janet Anita Keen (The Conservative Party) - 780 elected
• Roger Charles Keen (The Conservative Party) - 754
• Dawn Molloy (Liberal Democrats) - 888 elected
• John David Parkes (Liberal Democrats) - 941 elected



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