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By-election results come in

10:47 12 August 2011

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New member takes a seat on district and parish councils

North Devon Council Fremington Ward by-election result

Neil Basil – The Green Party: 64

John Gill – Local Conservative: 308

Christopher Turner – Independent: 501

Anthony Wood – Independent: 196

NORTH Devon Council has a new independent councillor this morning (Friday).

The district by-election was held last night for Fremington Ward following the earlier resignation of Councillor Joanne Bell.

Christopher Turner has been elected as an independent councillor on the council.

The turnout for the district election was 29.99 per cent. A total of four papers were spoilt.

Mr Turner has also been elected onto the parish council for Fremington and Yelland Ward after he polled 663 votes against David Phipps (People Not Publicity – 370 votes).

A total of 34 papers were spoilt, with turnout at 29.83 per cent.

A by-election for a vacancy on South Molton Town Council was also held yesterday. This followed the earlier resignation of Councillor Sue Sewell.

Claire Alicia Parkinson (Retired – 229 votes) will sit on the council following her victory against

Una Ann Harley (Independent – 130 votes).

A total of four papers were classed as spoilt, with the turnout being nine per cent.

2 comments

  • I congratulate Chris Turner on beating me in the Fremington and Yelland Parish Council by-election. During my election campaign I promised the Residents of the Beards Road and Aspen Grove that whether I was elected or not I would do what ever it takes to sort out their concerns with parking issues and I aim to keep that promiss. I am not going away and I will help to sort your problems out because unlike some I don't say one thing and do another so be assured I am here to stay. Finally I wish to thank every body who voted in this election not just for me but for Mr Turner as well, thanks to the Deputy Reterning Officer and his election team who had worked long hours on the election day, thank you for all those who helped me deliver my election leaflets and to the many people who I had the privalage to speak to on their door steps. It had been a privilege to stand in the election for the people and Parish that I am so passionate about so once more thank you all so much.

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    Fremington born and bred

    Friday, August 12, 2011

  • I congratulate Chris Turner on beating me in the Fremington and Yelland Parish Council by-election. During my election campaign I promised the Residents of the Beards Road and Aspen Grove that whether I was elected or not I would do what ever it takes to sort out their concerns with parking issues and I aim to keep that promiss. I am not going away and I will help to sort your problems out because unlike some I don't say one thing and do another so be assured I am here to stay. Finally I wish to thank every body who voted in this election not just for me but for Mr Turner as well, thanks to the Deputy Returning Officer and his election team who had worked long hours on the election day, thank you for all those who helped me deliver my election leaflets and to the many people who I had the privalage to speak to on their door steps. It had been a privilege to stand in the election for the people and Parish that I am so passionate about so once more thank you all so much.

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    Fremington born and bred

    Friday, August 12, 2011

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