Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Barnstaple and Bideford Town Council election results

10:13 10 May 2011

Current Barnstaple Mayor Ian Room retained his town council seat in Pilton.

Current Barnstaple Mayor Ian Room retained his town council seat in Pilton.

Archant

Results now available for both towns

THE Liberal Democrats maintained an overwhelming majority on Barnstaple Town Council, picking up 21 of the 24 seats available.

The Conservatives picked up just two seats on the council, Simon Harvey and John Matthews retaining seats in the Central and Newport Wards. Ricky Knight retained the council’s only Green seat, while Standing Mayor Ian Roome retained his seat in Pilton.

Bideford Town Council is still one member short after the elections.

Only four candidates came forward for Bideford East, with five seats available.

The council is now looking to co-op another member for the ward and has 35 days from the election date to do so.

Anyone who wishes to be considered is asked to make contact with the town council.

The council now consists of seven Conservative members, three Independents, two each for the Liberal Democrats and Labour and one Green.

It has two husband and wife teams among its members in Labour pair David and Annie Brenton and Conservative couple David and Mary Fulford.

Barnstaple Town Council election results:

Barnstaple Central Ward (five seats):

Alan Bradford (Lib Dem) 704 E

Simon Harvey (Cons) 688 E

Jane Wilsher (Lib Dem) 539 E

Michelle Watkin Lib Dem) 486 E

Rodney Hawes (Lib Dem) 445 E

Gerrard Sables (Comm) 164

Barnstaple Longbridge Ward (one seat):

Malcom Rundle (Lib Dem) 155 E

Sue Kingdom 138

Barnstaple Newport Ward (five seats):

John Mathews (Cons) 798 E

Ricky Knight (Green) 661 E

Julian Williams (Lib Dem) 602 E

Sally Bush (Lib Dem) 577 E

John Carter (Lib Dem) 541 E

Mavis Eastaugh (Lib Dem) 495

Rosie Haworth (Green) 444

Barnstaple Pilton Ward (four seats):

Liz Davies (Lib Dem) 1,086 E

Ian Roome (Lib Dem) 985 E

Frederick Vernon (Lib Dem) 877 E

Val Elkins (Lib Dem) 836 E

Andrew Scothon (Lab) 364

Barnstaple Yeo Valley Ward (five seats):

Lesley Brown (Lib Dem) 764 E

Christine Brennan (Lib Dem) 666 E

Arthur Windsor (Lib Dem) 606 E

Stephen Upcott (Lib Dem) 602 E

Catherine Upcott (Lib Dem) 554 E

Paul Dyer (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) 285

Barnstaple Forches & Whiddon Valley Ward (four seats):

Sue Haywood (Lib Dem) 520 E

Julie Hunt (Lib Dem) 405 E

Valerie Monk (Lib Dem) 387 E

Janet Carter (Lib Dem) 380 E

Jim Bartlett (Ind) 282

Geoff Moody (Lab) 268

Douglas Lowe (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) 178

************************

Bideford Town Council election results:

Bideford East (uncontested):

Stephen Clarke

Pauline Davies

Merv Langmead

Roger Vanstone

Bideford North (five seats):

Peter Christie (Green) 955 E

Trevor Johns (Lib Dem) 792 E

David Fulford (Cons) 667 E

Anne Brenton (Lab) 555 E; Mary Fulford (Cons) 542 E

Emma Farrington (Ind) 456

Mel Bushell (Lib Dem) 446

David Howell (Ind) 404

Bideford South (five seats):

Simon Inch (Cons) 515 E

Anthony Inch (Cons) 501 E

Philip Pester (Cons) 481 E

David Brenton (Lab) 480 E

Robert Wootton (Lib Dem) 432 E

David Ratcliff (Ind) 421

Christopher Cornish 339

Bideford South (Outer) (one seat):

Andrew Powell (Ind) 76 E

Christopher Hassall 42

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:14
The Earl of Rone

Parades and drums as villagers out in force this weekend seeking the elusive earl...

Read more
Yesterday, 14:53
Alex Davis and his special tribute to HM The Queen at RHS Garden Rosemoor.

Gardener at RHS Garden Torrington pays tribute to HM The Queen with turf art.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:28
Oceanfest competition.

Enter our simple competition for a chance to win tickets to the surf and music festival in Croyde next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:43

Businessman Rob Braddick, who purchased the property with ‘mentor’ Michael Cannon, says ‘all options are on the table’ for Seafield House.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:50
Emergency services at the scene on Barnstaple Longbridge. Picture: Andy Casey

Traffic heavy and emergency services on scene following Thursday morning collision

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00
Appledore Fish Dock. Picture: TidyeyePR

New man at the helm says fish dock is running at ‘near capacity’ following stormy winter

Read more
Yesterday, 09:36
Alycia McKee

A Torrington mum is fighting to grant her disabled daughter’s last wish - but church says no to castle headstone.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:08
Craig Wonnacott is unhappy with the new parking charges in Barnstaple.

Business owner in Barnstaple hits out over parking charge hike and says there are ‘no provision for businesses’.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:57

Fire fighters called out to Ilfracombe home after reports of a tumble dryer on fire.

Read more
Wed, 16:37
Seafield House in Westward Ho!

The ‘Haunted house’ in Merley Road went under the hammer today (Wednesday) selling for more than then £400,000 asking price.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications