Exmouth by-election wins for Conservative and Lib Dem
PUBLISHED: 10:40 15 April 2016 | UPDATED: 10:40 15 April 2016
One Conservative and one Liberal Democrat have been elected to Exmouth Town Council, following yesterday’s by-elections.
In the Littleham ward, Conservative candidate Bruce De Saram was elected to the vacant seat, ahead of Paul Rapley (East Devon Alliance of Independents), Suzanne Brooks (Liberal Democrats) and Keith Edwards (Labour).
In the Halsdon ward, Pauline Garbutt (Liberal Democrats) was elected ahead of Khristine Norton (Conservative).
The results mean the town council now has 17 Conservative councillors, seven Liberal Democrats, and one Green.
The full results were as follows:
Bruce De Saram (Conservative) – 529 votes
Paul Rapley (East Devon Alliance of Independents) – 428
Suzanne Brooks (Liberal Democrats) – 313
Keith Edwards (Labour) – 170
Turnout 24.4 per cent
Pauline Garbutt (Liberal Democrats) – 764 votes
Khristine Norton (Conservative) – 407
Turnout 22 per cent