With a much more open contest this time round our 4 candidates missed out by a whisker to the main party candidates. Jackie Birch was only 7 votes away from 3rd spot in the Chetwood and Collingwood ward and Keith Bentley only 9 away from holding onto his seat in Elmwood and Woodville. Our progress in the south of the town is probably the only positive to take out of a disappointing result overall.
However, we are committed to seeing our new City councillors do their best for South Woodham Ferrers by showing up at meetings, speaking up for the town wherever they can and keeping their pre-election pledges. We will be keeping an eye on things ourselves and speaking as residents where issues that affect the town are being discussed. Although we no longer have any City Council members we will continue to be a voice supporting our residents where issues relating to services, planning and facilities arise.
The results in each ward were as follows:
Chetwood and Collingwood Ward
- Jackie Birch, South Woodham Ferrers Council Taxpayers Association: 527 votes
- Jonathan Jeffrey Gatenby, Labour Party: 218 votes
- Ashley Michael John, The Conservative Party Candidate: 534 votes (elected)
- Bob Massey, The Conservative Party Candidate: 708 votes (elected)
- Amanda Powling, Liberal Democrats: 205 votes
- Ian Frederick Powling, Liberal Democrats:170 votes
- Mary Josephine Regnier-Wilson, Liberal Democrats: 159 votes
- Malcolm Sismey, The Conservative Party Candidate: 656 votes (elected)
- Scott Wilson, South Woodham Ferrers Council Taxpayers Association: 495 votes
Elmwood and Woodville Ward
- Keith Bentley, South Woodham Ferrers Council Taxpayers Association: 518 votes
- Dee Davey, Liberal Democrats: 435 votes
- Donna Kim Eley, Liberal Democrats: 618 votes (elected)
- Murrough Francis Henry O'Brien, The Conservative Party Candidate: 527 votes (elected)
- Ian Clifford Roberts, South Woodham Ferrers Council Taxpayers Association: 463 votes
- Terry Sherlock, Liberal Democrats: 582 votes (elected)
- Anthony Weaver, Labour Party: 179 votes
- Scott Wilson, The Conservative Party Candidate: 396 votes
We believe we offer the best representation for the town as we aren't tied to national party interests and speak solely on things local people care about. We need more of you to stand with us in this. If you want to find out more about us please get in touch. Contact details are on our Membership page.