We did it!
We did it, yes I said we, as without the support from the local community I would not have been re-elected. So the first thing I must do is to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who gave support and took the time to vote. I have now had a few days to recharge and I am feeling a lot better and full of energy after a long and exhausting campaign.
The second thing is to say well done to the other candidates who stood in the Porthleven and Helston West election. It must be upsetting not to win, but you should be proud that you stood up and put your name on the ballot paper.
For those who do not know the official result, they are as follows:
Andrew Wallis (Ind) – 706 (65%)
Liz Lane (Con) – 189 (17%)
Steven Gough (UKIP) – 156 (14%)
Richard Goedegebuur (LD) – 35 (3%)
I am still quite staggered at the winning margin, and again thank people for having faith in me.
The number of people who voted was 1086 out of 3401, which comprised of 521 postal voters. There was also 5 spoilt ballot papers. More details HERE
The new Council officially takes office on Tuesday, but for me the work has already started with current and new casework that needs to be addressed.
Finally, I am pleased to say normal blogging service can now resume and look forward to being your Councillor again in this term of office.