May 04, 2007
BLACKWATER AND HAWLEY
Gascoigne Vivienne, Con, 619
Neighbour David, Lib Dem, 834
CHURCH CROOKHAM WEST
Radley, Jennifer, Community Campaign (Hart), 963
Whyte, Eleanor, Con, 462
Clark, Christopher, Lib Dem, 101
Eastwood, Hugo, Con, 704
Axam, Christopher, Community Campaign (Hart), 828
Butler, Christopher, Con, 758
Hope, Alan, Official Monster Raving Loony Party, 42
Stone, Sheila, Lab, 87
Barrell, William, Con, 874
Van Dolen, Maria, Lib Dem, 584
FROGMORE AND DARBY GREEN
Fielden, Richard, Con, 354
Still, Joyce, Lab, 103
Street, Viv, Lib Dem, 744
Griffin, Christopher, Lib Dem, 461
Kinnell, Sara-Lea, Con, 859
Robertson, Roger, BNP, 222
Evans, David, Lib Dem, 572
Henderson, Andrew, Con, 1460
Carter, Roger, Lib Dem, 249
Crookes, Kenneth, Con, 1268
Cockarill, Graham, Lib Dem, 745
Davies, John, Lab, 93
Dawson, Edward, Con, 470
Jenkins, David, Lab, 67
Lawrence, James, Con, 423
Simpson, David, Lib Dem, 744
Billings, Myra, Lib Dem, 553
Bromhead, Edward, Con, 344
Crompton, Geoffrey, BNP, 183
Jenkins, Rita, Lab, 142
For Rushmoor results visit www.aldershot.co.uk
COMMUNITY Campaign Hart (CCH) members were celebrating after taking another Conservative seat in last Thursday’s local elect-ions.
CCH member Chris-topher Axam won the Fleet Courtmoor ward previously held by Tory Wallace Vincent, who did not stand for re-election.
Mr Axam polled 828 votes to Conservative Christopher Butler’s 758, with Labour candidate Sheila Stone getting 87 and The Official Monster Raving Loony Party leader Alan Hope 42.
Last year, the CCH was celebrating after stealing the traditional Tory stronghold of Crondall by just two votes and plundering the Church Crookham East seat held by Conservative Peter Hutch-eson for more than 20 years.
There was more good news for the CCH, with founder member Jenny Radley holding on to her seat in Church Crookham West. The successes leave the group with six seats on the council.
It was a disappointing night for the Conservatives, who were hoping to win back control of Hart District Council having lost it to a coalition of Liberal Democrats, the CCH and an independent last year.
The Conservatives still have the most members on the council with 15, although, if as expected, the coalition continues to operate it would have 12 Lib Dems, six CCH and two independents. The balance of power will be revealed at Thursday night’s annual council meeting.
Warm weather helped encourage more people to vote this year, with impressive turnouts of 46.9% in Fleet Courtmoor ward, 42.9% in Blackwater and Hawley and 40.9% in Odiham.
The election was tinged with sadness for Fleet resident Alan ‘Howlin’ Laud’ Hope, whose wife Norma died four days before polling day. Mr Hope, leader of the Loonies since 1999, said his wife of 29 years had been suffering with multiple sclerosis for about ten years.
Her funeral will be held at Aldershot Crematorium tomorrow (Wednesday) at 3pm.
For full results and analysis of the local elections, see Friday’s News.