Independent candidate wins Braunton by-election

Trish Parsons was the winner of the Braunton by-election on Thursday.

Trish Parsons was the winner of the Braunton by-election on Thursday. - Credit: Archant

Trish Parsons has thanked everyone who voted for her in Braunton by-election.

THE winner of Thursday’s Braunton Parish Council’s by-election has thanked those who voted for her.

Trish Parsons, the Independent candidate, has lived in the village for 27 years and said she hoped to combat traffic and flooding problems.

“I am always one of the first to moan about problems in Braunton, so when a position came up on the parish council I looked upon it as an opportunity to be able to speak up and advocate for those with the same concerns as my own,” she said.

“Living in Mill Stile I am more than aware of the flooding problems, last year being the worst in many years. More properties and businesses were flooded in Braunton than the whole of the rest of North Devon.

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“Having been elected, I will, along with the rest of the Parish Council be a voice of the community, listening to residents and campaigning their concerns and needs.”

Trish is self employed, working in mental health with adults with a learning disability, as well as offering respite via social services.

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