Stone Town Council returns to independent control

Stone Town Council
Stone Town Council

Ian Fordham takes the Stonefield and Christchurch ward seat following the departure from the council of Councillor Lynne Bakker-Collier.

Mr Fordham who stood as  a Stone Independent candidate against Trevor Mardling of the Conservatives and Pat Conlong from Labour.

With just over a 14% turnout for last Thursdays election (15th September) the count was as follows:

  1. Ian Fordham – Stone Independent – 291 votes (49.74%)
  2. Trevor Mardling – Conservative – 219 votes (37.44%)
  3. Pat Conlong – Labour – 75 votes (12.82%)

The win now tips the 18 council representatives into a 10 / 8 split between the Stone Independents and the Conservatives.



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