Philip Lunn elected to represent Crowborough East

The new Councillor to represent Crowborough East on Wealden District Council is Philip Lunn, the Conservative Party candidate.

Philip-LunnMr Lunn was elected with a 320 majority at a by-election yesterday (Thursday 21st).  The count was held at St Richard’s Church in Alderbook, after the close of the two polling stations at 10pm yesterday evening.  The turnout was 21%.  The votes cast for the three candidates were as follows:

Jane CLARK Liberal Democrat

197

24.50%

Philip LUNN Conservative

517

64.00%

Linda SCOTSON Labour

93

11.50%

Cllr Philip Lunn said:
I am delighted to have been elected, and grateful that people showed their trust by voting for me.  Whereas I have much to learn about local politics, I will endeavour to work constructively and objectively, in the hope that I can help to enhance the quality of life for Crowborough’s residents.

The election was held following the death of Peter Cowie, who passed away at end of last year.   Philip will represent Crowborough East (Montargis, Blackness and Alderbook) with Cllr Greg Rose.

Cllr Greg Rose said:
I’m so pleased that Philip Lunn has been elected to serve along side me on Wealden District Council representing all the residents of Crowborough East Ward. I’m sure that in union with the other Conservative Councillors for Crowborough we will be able to made a real difference on the issues that matter to residents.

The election means the Conservatives continue to have seven of the eight seats on Wealden District Council representing Crowborough.  Click on the link to find your councillor.

Philip Lunn with his supporters at the count last night

Philip Lunn with his supporters at the count last night

The next scheduled election will be for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 5th May.    At this election the spotlight will be on Wealden, as the authority will be co-ordinating proceedings for the whole of Sussex from the count at the East Sussex National, near Uckfield.

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