Debbie Matthews wins Burnham South Town Council by-election
candidate Debbie Matthews has won a seat on Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
Town Council after Thursday's by-election.
Matthews (Conservative) was elected with 568 votes, while Bev Milner
Simonds (Lib Dem) was second with 435 votes, and Brian Hobbs (UKIP)
was third with 115 votes.
vacancy arose on Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council after
April's resignation of Cllr Paul Young, as reported
Matthews said: "I would like to sincerely thank everyone for
their support during the campaign, and to all those who voted for
me. It was certainly always going to be close and I would like to
extend my congratulations to the other two candidates that stood
for their efforts. I look forward to serving as a Councillor and
working with the local community and the Town Council moving forward."
to the result, Bev Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com this morning:
"I would like to take the opportunity to thank those who voted
for me and those who came together to help during the election process.
I have a strong desire to see a Town Council that has a strategic
direction that focuses on its residents. I enjoyed the debate on
the doorstep with residents and it's clear that many want to make
this town a nicer place to live, work and visit for residents of
all ages. I will continue to work to these goals from outside of
the Town Council."
The results of the Burnham-On-Sea South by-election were as follows:-
Hobbs, Brian 115 votes
Matthews, Debbie 568 votes (elected)
Milner Simonds, Bev 435 votes