It’s been a long night for us at the count….
District Council : Conservatives won everything that was available! That including holding on to Sweyne Park Ward:
Joan Mockford (Conservative) 516
Pat Putt (Liberal Democrat) 353
Kim Gandy (English Democrat) 236
Conservative Majority 163
Full results here at the Echo
Rayleigh Town Council – We held our two seats in Downhall unopposed, but didn’t make any gains. Though the results in Sweyne Park were quite close:
Roland Adams 543 (con) – elected
Margaret Spencer 527 (con) – elected
Pat Weaver 492 (con) – elected
Mike Nobes 446 (lib dem)
Lindsay Frend 442 (lib dem)
Trevor Parrett 414 (lib dem)
So, not a great night to remember. But our main gain this year has been finding some great candidates that will be sticking with us for future elections…….