Results for the vacant seat-North Anston ward-on Anston Parish Council.
Bev Thornley. Lib-Dem 327 (34.713%)
Marie Wilkinson. Independent 319 (33.864%)
Kevin Pearson. Independent 296 (31.422%)
Total votes 942. Spoiled ballots 3.
Marie Wilkinson did extremely well to lose by 8 votes only.
It remains to be seen if Dinnington resident Bev Thornley will make any worthwhile contributions to the parish council especially since recently elected Lib-Dem councillor Stephen Smith has stayed almost silent since taking his seat.
NB:The spending limit for individual candidates is £740, plus 6p per local government elector in the parish, community or town council area which they are standing for.
Comment: Well election’s all over we can breath freely now.
As a consolation prize to soften the blow of us Cllrs. having to put up with another LD, maybe the three of them will get together and finish the job taken on by the Chair to APC of applying for grants, after all it is at least 18 months since he started, another 18 months might see a result. I only say might, don’t get your hopes up. The Chair might be too busy attempting to fixing cameras but that leaves 2 so you never know.
Hope the little gang had a celebration at such a massive majority and hoping also their attendance rate at meetings will continue on the same lines, which is NOT VERY OFTEN. That is the bonus.
Sorry Marie you missed out love and hope you will still get to meetings. Had it been a co-option you would have walked it. A classic case of keep politics out of local councils, some of the existing Cllrs being of the closet variety.