We did it!! After a 4 year wait and many months of hard work, Lib Dems have managed to gain Newton Abbot North. For me this has been a 4 year wait, since losing out so narrowly to Conservative Eve Barisic in the last County Election. I want to thank all of you that have voted for me and put your faith in me. I wanted also to thank all of you that have helped in my campaign in any way, for the part you played in this victory, which was the only Lib Dem County gain in Devon.
In addition we gained the Bushell District seat from the Conservatives, with Rob Hayes winning and joining me to represent the Ward. Thank you for giving your support to Rob.
Gordon Hook also retained his County seat Newton Abbot South with a whopping 61% of the vote, a well deserved victory, reflecting his tireless hard work for the residents of Newton Abbot South. All 3 of us are looking forward to representing your interests at County and District, and being available to you should you wish to contact us on any issue of concern.
Unfortunately the Conservatives still control the County Council, and that will almost certainly mean a continuation of a programme of cuts to public services, but Gordon and I will be the strong voices you wanted and voted for and will challenge the Conservatives programme when it is not of benefit to the residents of Newton Abbot.
If by any chance you feel inspired to help the Lib Dems continue this success locally in the run up to the General Election, then please do get in touch. We have had a big increase in local Party membership, many new activists and there are tasks to suit all, as part of our campaign.
Thanks again, Jackie
|BULLIVANT Philip Andrew
||The Conservative Party Candidate
|HARVEY Steven James
||UK Independence Party (UKIP)