Robert Coates wins parish council by-election
The Hartley by-election was won by Robert Coates from the "Putting Hartley First" group, ensuring that they continue to hold every seat on the council. His platform was to support their policies. Independent Jerry Swain had promised to freeze council tax this year and improve youth facilities.
Robert Coates 1162 (69%)
Jerry Swain 514 (31%)
There were 38 spoiled ballots (37 blank or uncertain, 1 voting for both candidates) and turnout was 39%.
Posted on 05 Jun 2009 by administrator