ELECTION NIGHT: Covingham and Dorcan split
THE Conservatives have taken two out of the three seats in Covingham and Dorcan with Labour securing the third.
Kevin Parry, who lost his seat in the ward
Conservatives Dale Heenan and Richard Hurley were elected with 1,469 and 1,475 votes respectively and Labour’s Julian Price received 1,314.
Although it is a new ward, former Covingham and Nythe councillor Kevin Parry lost his seat.
Coun Heenan said: “It is a good result for us. We have two local residents who have shown over the years that hard work and positive campaigning does make a difference.
“We have a 150 vote majority and look working with residents.”
Coun Hurley said that the national picture had not affected the party in the ward.
“We built our campaign on local issues, not national ones,” he said. “I am pleased that we have been re-elected but sad that one of our councillors was not.”
And Coun Price said: “It is a stunning result for Labour in Covingham and Dorcan. I am looking forward to representing people and moving forward. We want to make sure that we secure more seats in the ward in the future.”