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Parties on Droitwich Town Council vow to work together for the 'good of the town'

Tristan Harris 7th May, 2019 Updated: 10th May, 2019

THERE were gains for Labour and the Liberal Democrats in the Droitwich Town Council elections but the Conservatives maintained the lion’s share of the seats.

Prior to the vote the authority was made up of 17 Conservatives and one Labour.

The majority of the Tory seats did remain that way but Labour picked up one and the Liberal Democrats finished the count with two seats.

Coun Alan Humphries who has been a long-serving member for Droitwich Central, was joined by his Labour colleague Nathan Griffiths.

And the Lib Dems saw gains in Chawson where Chas Murray will join new Conservative councillor David Morris and in Droitwich West where Rod Hopkins managed to prise one of the four blue seats away from the controlling group.

Droitwich Town Council is now made up of 14 Conservatives, two Labour and two Liberal Democrats.

Labour’s Val Humphries said she had mixed feelings.

“The turnout was disappointing and the number of spoilt ballot papers as the extra votes could have made a big difference.

“It is great that Alan got back in and will be joined by Nathan and with the two Liberal Democrats as well, it should hopefully lead to more balance and scrutiny.

“Everyone needs to work together for the good of the town, as they often do on Droitwich Town Council.”

Droitwich Town Council leader Coun Alex Sinton said: “We are very pleased with the way the vote went and we are looking forward to putting into place what we said in our manifesto.”

On the Labour and Liberal Democrats he said: “We are all looking forward to working together for the future of Droitwich Spa and ensure it continues to be a great place to live in.”

n THE FIRST get-together of the new-look council will be at the annual Mayor Making meeting at Droitwich Community Hall, Heritage Way at 6pm on Monday, May 13.

The event will see the new mayor and deputy mayor elected, along with the members who are going to sit on the committees and outside organisations.

 

Droitwich Town Council election – Full Results

CENTRAL (TWO SEATS) – LAB HOLD ONE AND GAIN ONE

Nathan Griffiths – LAB – 258 – ELECTED

John Hartley – CON – 256

Alan Humphries – LAB – 263 – ELECTED

 

CHAWSON (TWO SEATS) – CON HOLD ONE, LIB DEM GAIN ONE

Matthew Hartley – CON – 155

David Morris – CON – 194 – ELECTED

Chas Murray – LIB DEM – 194 – ELECTED

Mary Neville – LAB – 120

 

COPCUT (TWO SEATS) – CON HOLD TWO

Sandy Laird – CON – 631 – ELECTED

Becky Littlechild – LIB DEM – 340

Richard Morris – CON – 799 – ELECTED

 

DROITWICH EAST (FOUR SEATS) – CON HOLD FOUR

Chris Bowden – CON – 748 – ELECTED

Bob Brookes – CON – 861 – ELECTED

Eve Freer – LAB – 402

Bill Moy – CON – 811 – ELECTED

Alex Sinton – CON – 822 – ELECTED

 

DROITWICH WEST (FOUR SEATS) – CON HOLD THREE, LIB DEM GAIN ONE

Jenny Chaudry – CON – 330 – ELECTED

Mark Craigie – CON – 344 – ELECTED

George Duffy – CON -399 – ELECTED

Ann Hickman – LIB DEM – 301

Rod Hopkins – LIB DEM – 313 – ELECTED

Valerie Humphries – LAB – 290

Allan Roberts – CON – 289

Jan Shepherd – LAB – 238

 

TAGWELL (UNCONTESTED)

Kate Fellows – CON – ELECTED

John Grady – CON – ELECTED

 

WITTON (TWO SEATS) – CON HOLD TWO

Graham Beale – CON – 465 – ELECTED

Eric Bowden – CON – 401 – ELECTED

Adrian Key – LIB DEM – 352

Paul Wiseman – LIB DEM – 395

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