Thank you!!! (Libdem’s winning here)


WOW…

My feet have just about touched the floor again (and the cramp in my legs from pounding the streets is wearing off, not to mention the 48 hours of sleep deprivation).

I am humble and proud that the people of Yeovil East have elected myself, Tony and David to represent them for the next 4 years on Somerset District Council and (including Manny) to represent them on Yeovil Town Council and for that I have to say a big thank you. I should also like to thank my long-suffering wife who just about remembers what I look like, the constituency office, Theo and Sam and all the others in the community who have helped along the way.

In the face of the national trend, we retained the Libdem seats for the ward (all of them!!). This is tinged with a bit of sadness, obviously, with David Laws losing his parliamentary seat. I wish David well and know that we will stay in touch and thank him for all the hard work he has done over the years for the constituency, including canvassing tirelessly during the campaign. Those who attended the hustings will know just what a mistake the people of Yeovil have made, but what is done, is done. The majority of people I spoke to on the doorstep spoke highly of David and mentioned the support he gave them in an hour of need.

For the record we still have more seats than the Conservatives on SSDC, something which didn’t seem possible as Thursday’s GE results were announced. We have also retained control of YTC.

As a new councillor I have a lot of learning to do and quickly. I am ready for the task in hand and look forward to continuing to serve Yeovil East Ward in these new capacities.

Thank You…

 

SSDC Result

Tony Lock Liberal Democrats  1349 19% Elected
David Charles Recardo Liberal Democrats 1097 16% Elected
Rob Stickland Liberal Democrats 981 14% Elected
Godfrey Davey UK Independence Party 706 10% Not elected
Nick Rousell Conservative Party 571 8% Not elected
Ann Needle Conservative Party 538 8% Not elected
Bill Byrd Labour Party 534 8% Not elected
Morley Keith Waddleton Conservative Party 528 7% Not elected
Sharon Anne Stafford Labour Party 442 6% Not elected
Murray William Shepstone Labour Party 330  5% Not elected

 

Yeovil Town Council Result

Tony Lock Liberal Democrats 1530 23% Elected
David Charles Recardo Liberal Democrats 1267 19% Elected
Manny Roper Liberal Democrats 1168 18% Elected
Rob Stickland Liberal Democrats 1099 17% Elected
Bill Byrd Labour Party 628 10% Not elected
Sharon Anne Stafford Labour Party 503 8% Not elected
Murray William Shepstone Labour Party 379 6% Not elected
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