Votes cast

So in the end I topped the poll for the Lakenheath Ward on Forest Heath District Council with 656 votes and the previous Conservative Councillor David Gathercole who decided to stand as an independant was also elected, my running mate Iain who worked so hard was a very respectable third and no doubt he will be back, we are going out canvassing and to say thank you for voting this Saturday morning.

The full result for Forest Heath District Council are as follows, (the star means elected):

All Saints Ward: *Geoffrey Jaggard (Conservative) 461, *Robin Millar (Conservative) 366, Hilary Radford (Lib Dem) 277, Christopher Turner (Lab) 313. Turnout 34%.

Brandon East Ward: *Bill Bishop (Conservative) 788, *Stephen Edwards (Conservative) 677, Annette Meadows (UKIP) 415, Peter Ridgwell (UKIP) 512, Reginald Silvester (UKIP) 460, *Eddie Stewart (Conservative) 585. Turnout 35%.

Brandon West Ward: Mark Allen (Lab) 263, *David Bimson (Conservative) 416, Lee Jacobs (Ind) 185, Abi Jones-Weetman (Ind) 193, Henry Kostecki (UKIP) 199, *Tony Simmons (Conservative) 296. Turnout 36%.

Eriswell and The Rows Ward: *David Bowman (Conservative) 582, David Chandler (Ind) 308, John Smith (Lib Dem) 358, *James Waters (Conservative) 667. Turnout 41%.

Exning Ward: Janet Anderson (Conservative) 291, *Ben Williams (Lib Dem) 372. Turnout 43%.

Great Heath Ward: Jason Alecock (Lib Dem) 254, Tom Caple (Lab) 233, Jim Lawrence (UKIP) 132, *Nigel Roman (Conservative) 435, *Tony Wheble (Conservative) 322, Dave Whitear (UKIP) 101. Turnout 33%.

Iceni Ward: Hilary Appleton (Lab) 217, *Rona Burt (Conservative) 485. Turnout 50%.

Lakenheath Ward: Iain Frost (Conservative) 416, *David Gathercole (Ind) 553, Carole Lucas (Ind) 326, *Colin Noble (Conservative) 656, Ian Smith (UKIP) 227, Richard Smith (UKIP) 116. Turnout 41%.

Manor Ward: Stephen Frost (Conservative) 308, *Tim Huggan (Lib Dem) 366. Turnout 54%.

Market Ward: Gill Caple (Lab) 261, Patrick Finn (Lab) 237, *John McGhee (Conservative) 615, Malcolm Smith (Conservative) 570. Turnout 34%.

Red Lodge (uncontested): *Roger Dicker (Conservative), *Andy Drummond (Conservative)

Severals: *Michael Anderson (Conservative) 663, *Warwick Hirst (Conservative) 637, *Rachel Hood (Conservative) 655, Ian Horner (Lib Dem) 237, Ian Radford (Lib Dem) 357, Joy Uney (Lab) 416. Turnout 28%.

South (uncontested): *Carol Lynch (Conservative)

St Marys: Ruth Allen (Ind) 451, *Chris Barker (Conservative) 540, Peter Clifton (Lab) 329, Dave Hudson (UKIP) 372, *Michael Jefferys (Lab) 473, *Bill Sadler (Conservative) 505, Sue Syvret (Conservative) 355. Turnout 33%.

So we conservatives increased our majority on the council from 20 to 22 out of 27, not bad and a testiment to how we run things with effeicent services and low council tax rises and the lowest actual Council tax element in Suffolk.

I am really pleased and honoured to represent the village where I live and the people I have grown up with on both the County Council and now the District Council as well.

In Norfolk 200,537 people cast a vote to say No2Av and 83,205 voted Yes2Av, that’s 70.7% saying no. In Suffolk 170,892 of us voted No2Av and 67,062 voted Yes2Av, in both counties that’s a very resounding NO!.

Across the Eastern region there was a 43.1% turn out which I thought was not bad and again across our region the final score was +34 Conservative Councillors, +73 Labour Councillors and -105 liberals, shame!

About askcolinnoble
I'm a Conservative politician-lite, I dabble a bit in Party Politics with my main focus of working hard and being a strong voice for my community making sure local government delivers quality services and fellow residents get value for money for their hard earned money they pay in Council tax | Where this Gravatar appears and I am expressing my views or liking something I do so in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Suffolk County Council, Forest Heath District Council, the Conservative Party or come to think of it anyone else | But having said the above at an election time and to stay legal anything I write is promoted by Kerry Buist on behalf of Colin Noble, both at West Suffolk Conservative Association, Unit 8, Swan Lane Business Park, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7FN

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