Beaconsfield by-election results are in

Beaconsfield by-election results are in

Beaconsfield by-election results are in

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

TWO Conservatives councillors have been elected after Beaconsfield went to the polls in yesterday’s town council by-election.

Patrick Hogan narrowly took the seat in the west ward by only 13 votes from Sarah Smalley of the Beaconsfield Independent Electors.

And Roy Foster cruised to victory in the south ward, with more than twice as many votes as second place independent candidate Frank Armstrong.

Ukip came third in both wards.

The controversial by-election was triggered when two independent councillors handed in their resignations in June after moving away from the area.

The move was called irresponsible by Cllr Alan Walters, who said the by-election was an unnecessary cost to taxpayers as the council could function perfectly well without them.

Beaconsfield Mayor Steve Jones said of the result: “I am obviously pleased that the two Conservative candidates got elected. But I’m still disappointed at the cost incurred to the town by having a by-election so close to a general election.

“The turnout wasn’t too bad for a last minute by election, and we won the west ward by only 17 votes so it was a close call.”

The full breakdown of results is as follows:  

South ward

Vacant Seats: 1 - Electorate: 2690 Ballot Papers Issued: 630 Turnout: 23.42%

ARMSTRONG, Frank Beaconsfield Independent Electors Association  - 166

DREELAN, Paul UK Independence Party (UK I P) -  110

ST JOHN-FOSTER, Roy Jolyon Local Conservatives - 352 Elected

The number of ballot papers rejected was 2, for being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty

 

West ward

Vacant Seats: 1 Electorate: 2421 Ballot Papers Issued: 558 Turnout: 23.05%

HOGAN, Patrick Robert John Local Conservatives - 241 Elected

SMALLEY, Sarah Joanne Beaconsfield Independent Electors

Association - 224

SMITH, Graham Geoffrey UK Independence Party (UK I P) - 92

The number of ballot papers rejected was 1, for being unmarked or wholly void for 

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1:06pm Sat 16 Aug 14

tigger the campaigner says...

Now there's a surprise, 593 voters voting for a blue rosette rather than the man or women!

What a waste of money and why do we need party politics in a Town Council. Clearly over 75% agree with me and didn't vote.....

Watch this space for more empire building from certain quarters!
Now there's a surprise, 593 voters voting for a blue rosette rather than the man or women! What a waste of money and why do we need party politics in a Town Council. Clearly over 75% agree with me and didn't vote..... Watch this space for more empire building from certain quarters! tigger the campaigner
  • Score: 4

11:16pm Sun 17 Aug 14

stevet123 says...

593 liars like there friends in power
593 liars like there friends in power stevet123
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