Jeannette Towey has been elected for the Conservative Party, and will serve as the Councillor on Wealden District Council for the Crowborough West Ward.
Simon Staveley (UKIP): 327 (41.3%)
Jeannette Towey (CON): 465 (58.7%)
Rejected papers: 25
The vacancy was brought-about by the death of Major Antony Quin who had represented Crowborough on Wealden District Council for 15 years. Jeannette will represent the ward alongside existing Councillor Diane Phillips.
After being elected Jeannette praised the Returning Officer and his team, and also thanked the UKIP candidate for a ‘good fight’. Mr Staveley indicated he would stand again in the elections in May.
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At the last election in 2011, the turnout was 48.9%. There were three candidates contesting the two seats: