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Over ward by-election results

Knutsford Town Council has a new member following the election of Cllr Jon Wells-Bradshaw to Over Ward on 4th May.

The by-election, called following the resignation of Cllr Yvonne Bancroft, was fought by three candidates with a turnout of 29.61%. The results were:

Jon Wells-Bradsahw (CON) – 532
Rebecca O’Rourke (IND) – 364
David Stephenson (LAB) – 305

Cllr Wells-Bradshaw will attend his first meeting as a member of the Council on Monday 8th May, the Annual Council Meeting. He can be contacted by his ward residents:

Crow Trees Cottage,
35 Chelford Road,
Knutsford,
WA16 8NN

jon.wells-bradshaw@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Cllr Yvonne Bancroft resigns

Over ward councillor, Yvonne Bancroft, resigned from the Council on Friday on the grounds of personal reasons. Yvonne, an independent councillor, was first elected in the February 2013 by-election and was re-elected in May 2015.

Cllr Yvonne Bancroft

Cllr Yvonne Bancroft

Yvonne served on numerous committees and working groups, was Chairman of the Town Council’s Planning Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Neighbourhood Planning Committee.

Cllr Jan Nicholson, Mayor of Knutsford, said “It was with sadness that I received Yvonne’s resignation. I would like to thank Yvonne on behalf of the whole council for her dedicated contributions as a councillor over the past four years and wish her all the best for the future.”

The notice of vacancy has now been posted, giving electors fourteen working days to request a by-election to fill the casual vacancy.

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2015 Election Results

Knutsford residents went to the polls on Thursday 7th May to vote in elections for all three tiers of government; national, Cheshire East Council and Knutsford Town Council.

In the Tatton Parliamentary elections, George Osborne [CON]  was returned with 26,552 votes –  a majority of 18,241. Georges Osborne has subsequently been reappointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Cheshire East Council Election

Knutsford elected three councillors to Cheshire East Council.

Turnout: 68.74%

Candidate Party Votes  
DEAN, Tony Conservative 3,503 Elected
GARDINER, Stewart Conservative 3,758 Elected
TEMPEST, Julie Independent 2,193
GODDEN, Joseph Labour 2,383
WELLS-BRADSHAW, Hayley Conservative 2,915 Elected

Knutsford Town Council Election

Knutsford Town Council comprises 15 councillors elected across 4 wards.

Bexton Ward

Bexton Ward was not contested and the three nominated candidates were duly elected.

Candidate Party  
DEAN, Tony Conservative Elected
GRAY, Christine Conservative Elected
HUTCHENCE, Simon Conservative Elected

Nether Ward

Nether Ward elects three councillors to the Town Council.

Turnout: 68.63%

Candidate Party Votes  
GRAY, Christopher Conservative 690 Elected
GARDINER, Stewart Conservative 855 Elected
POWER, James Conservative 650 Elected
TEMPEST, Julie Independent 650

Lots were drawn to resolve the dead heat, and James Power won.

Over Ward

Over Ward elects six councillors to the Town Council.

Turnout: 60.47%

Candidate Party Votes  
BANCROFT, Yvonne Independent 1209 Elected
COAN, Peter Conservative 886 Elected
FARBER, Jonathan Conservative 905 Elected
FORBES, Neil Conservative 921 Elected
FROEHLICH, Jane Conservative 819
GOODRICH, Julian Conservative 871 Elected
HOUGHTON, Michael Conservative 811
MALLOY, Andrew Independent 1278 Elected

Norbury Booths Ward

Norbury Booths Ward elects three councillors to the Town Council.

Turnout: 77.62%

Candidate Party Votes  
GREENSTEIN, Charlotte Independent 802 Elected
NICHOLSON, Janet Conservative 970 Elected
WELLS-BRADSHAW, Hayley Conservative 870 Elected
WELLS-BRADSHAW, Jon Conservative 764

 

The new councillors will take office on Monday 11th May and their first meeting is Mayor Making on May 18th.

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Town Council Election Candidates Announced

Three of the four wards in Knutsford have been contested leading to elections on May 7th. 16 candidates will be battling for 12 seats on the Council.

Bexton Ward

The following candidates were elected unopposed.

Candidate Party  
DEAN, Tony Conservative Elected
GRAY, Christine Conservative Elected
HUTCHENCE, Simon Conservative Elected

Nether Ward

There are three seats for Nether Ward.

Candidate Party Votes  
GRAY, Christopher Conservative 690 Elected
GARDINER, Stewart Conservative 855 Elected
POWER, James Conservative 650 Elected
TEMPEST, Julie Independent 650

Over Ward

There are six seats for Over Ward.

Candidate Party Votes  
BANCROFT, Yvonne Independent 1209 Elected
COAN, Peter Conservative 886 Elected
FARBER, Jonathan Conservative 905 Elected
FORBES, Neil Conservative 921 Elected
FROEHLICH, Jane Conservative 819
GOODRICH, Julian Conservative 871 Elected
HOUGHTON, Michael Conservative 811
MALLOY, Andrew Independent 1278 Elected

Norbury Booths Ward

There are three seats for Norbury BoothsWard.

Candidate Party Votes  
GREENSTEIN, Charlotte Independent 802 Elected
NICHOLSON, Janet Conservative 970 Elected
WELLS-BRADSHAW, Hayley Conservative 870 Elected
WELLS-BRADSHAW, Jon Conservative 764

 

The election will be held on May 7th alongside elections for Cheshire East Council and the Tatton Parliamentary Constituency. In order to vote in the elections you must make sure you are registered to vote by April 20th. If you haven’t already, you can register quickly and simply by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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Cheshire East Council Election

The candidates for the election on May 7th have been announced. Knutsford ward elects three councillors to serve on Cheshire East Council.

The following people have been nominated:

Candidate Party Votes  
DEAN, Tony Conservative 3,503 Elected
GARDINER, Stewart Conservative 3,758 Elected
TEMPEST, Julie Independent 2,193
GODDEN, Joseph Labour 2,383
WELLS-BRADSHAW, Hayley Conservative 2,915 Elected

The election will be held on May 7th alongside elections for Knutsford Town Council and the Tatton Parliamentary Constituency. In order to vote in the elections you must make sure you are registered to vote by April 20th. If you haven’t already, you can register quickly and simply by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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Nether Ward Election Results

cllrgrayKnutsford Town Council has a new member following the election of Cllr Christopher Gray to Nether Ward on 13th November.

The by-election, called following the death of Cllr Clive Nicholson, was fought by three candidates with a turnout of 23.29%. The results were:

GRAY, Christopher (CON) – 271
TEMPEST, Julie (IND) – 160
WEBSTER, Graeme (LAB) – 62

Cllr Gray will attend his first meeting as a member of the Council on Monday 8th December. He can be contacted by his ward residents:

8 Glebelands Road
Knutsford
WA16 9DZ

christopher.gray@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Nether Ward By-Election

A by-election will be held on Thursday 13th November for a Town Councillor for the Nether Ward of Knutsford Town Council.

Three candidates have stood for election:

Christopher Robert Gray (CON)
of 8 Glebelands Road

Julie Tempest (IND)
of 5 Hillside Road

Graeme Webster (LAB)
of 7 Branden Drive

Only those living in the Nether Ward of Knutsford are able to vote in this election. You can view the ward map of the town here. If you are not already registered to vote, you can find out more about registering here.

Electors and their proxies should take note that any changes to, or cancellations of, existing postal or proxy vote records and new applications to be treated as postal voters, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5.00pm on Wednesday 29th October 2014 if they are to be effective for this election.

All new applications for proxy voting arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the above address by 5pm on Wednesday 5th November 2014 if they are to be effective for this election.

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