The full figures for the election of a Councillor to represent the Whitchurch and Clere Division of Hampshire County Council have now been published, along with the percentage take of the votes.

The main points are:

  • Tom Thacker retains his seat as a Conservative Party Councillor on the County Council with 49.2% of the votes, a slight fall from 55.46% at the last election.
  • UKIP’s George Garton, who was third in 2009, more than doubled his party’s share of the vote to 23.08% to move into the runner-up spot.
  • The Lib Dem share fell by nearly a half as they slipped into third place with candidate Steven Neilson gaining 18.78% – down from 31.41%.
  • Labour remained in fourth but David Foden also increased their share, which more than doubled from 3.13% to 8.94%
  • Turnout was 34.11% considerably down on the last election where it was 46.25%

The town website team wish to congratulate Tom Thacker for his win and look forward to hearing of his successes as he represents the area at County level.




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