win all four seats in Burnham area in County Council elections
Conservatives have won all four local seats in the Somerset County
Council elections across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area.
results were announced early today (Friday) and saw Peter Burridge-Clayton
retain the Burnham-On-Sea North seat and John Woodman hold the Highbridge
and Burnham South seat.
Filmer won the Brent Knoll seat for the Tories while Mark Healey
retained the Huntspill seat for the Conservatives.
of the biggest upsets of the night was in Wells where former Liberal
Democrat MP Tessa Munt won the County Council seat from Conservative
John Osman by 95 votes.
Osman was the council leader. Tessa will now sit on Somerset County
Council - and she is also separately standing to become the constituency's
MP at General Election on June 8th.
told BBC Radio Four that she believes her party is "in full-on
Tories took six seats more than at the last election in 2013 despite
the high-profile defeat for council leader John Osman.
results across Somerset mean that the Conservative Group has an
overall majority of 15 seats.
full make-up of the council is now: Conservative 35, Liberal Democrats
12, Green Party 2, Independent 3, Labour 3, Liberal Party 0, UK
Independence Party 0.
COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS:
The local results in the Burnham-On-Sea area are as follows:
ON SEA NORTH
BURRIDGE-CLAYTON, Peter The Conservative Party Candidate:
HOBBS, Brian Royston UK Independence Party (UKIP): 278
MURPHY, Mike Liberal Democrats: 1,183
PRICE, Colin Michael Labour Party Candidate: 178
Percentage turnout 38.72%
AND BURNHAM SOUTH
CORKE, Lorna Irene Bromley UK Independence Party (UKIP): 197
PARKES, John David Liberal Democrats: 767
SCANLON, Lucy Labour Party Candidate: 213
WOODMAN, John Charles The Conservative Party Candidate: 1,065
Percentage turnout 29.79%
FILMER, Bob The Conservative Party Candidate: 1,917
GORE, Tony Liberal Democrats: 537
MARSDEN, Janty Labour Party Candidate: 216
WILLIS, David Robert UK Independence Party (UKIP): 159
Percentage turnout 36.4%
CHADWICK, Chelsea Joan Labour Party Candidate: 337
HARVEY, Phil Liberal Democrats: 513
HEALEY, Mark The Conservative Party Candidate: 1,810
Percentage turnout 35.74%
was a poor turnout in the election across the four seats in the
Burnham-On-Sea area, with an average turnout of just 35.16% despite
good weather on Thursday.
the election, the successful candidates will officially take up
their office on 8th May.
The Full County Council Annual General meeting on 24th May will
appoint the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council, the Leader
of the Council and the membership of the various Council committees.
As the current council leader has not been re-elected, the current
deputy leader, Councillor David Hall, will assume the responsibilities
of the leader until Full Council on 24th May.
Immediately after the Full Council Meeting it is expected that the
new Leader of the Council will confirm appointments to Cabinet roles.
in Mark near Burnham-On-Sea also went to the polls for their Parish
Council election on Thursday. The result was: HICKS, Angela Margaret
- 149; HORN, Jan - 169 NOURSE, Peter - 95. Full results across Somerset
The election count taking place in Bridgwater early today