Businessmen join Holsworthy Town Council
TWO local businessmen have joined Holsworthy Town Council following a by-election yesterday (Thursday).
In a three-way contest for two seats, John Allen and Jonathan Hutchings, both without political affiliation, defeated Conservative candidate Thomas Crook.
For shopkeeper John Allen it is a return to the local government arena, having previously been Mayor of Holsworthy and both a town and district councillor until some four years ago. He has wide involvement in a number of local organisations.
John Hutchings, landlord of the White Hart public house, is making his first foray into local government, but is involved in a number of town organisations, including the Memorial Hall, the Balsdon Trust charity and the Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Hutchings said he was particularly pleased that local businesses were now represented on the town council.
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Election results: John Allen 288 votes; Jonathan Hutchings 228; Thomas Crook (Conservative) 181.
The election followed the resignations in October of former councillors James Parker and David Smith.
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