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Thursday 4th May is county council election day

Wednesday 3 May 2017, 19:26
By John Smith

Wincanton Memorial Hall and half a county council election poll card

[UPDATE 10-05-2017:] The results are in. Read all about it.

[ORIGINAL:] Thursday 4th May 2017 is county council election day. We are being asked to vote for the next county councillors to represent Wincanton, Bruton, Castle Cary and Milborne Port at Somerset County Council in Taunton.

Voting for the Wincanton and Bruton candidates will take place at Wincanton Memorial Hall between 7:00am and 10:00pm.

Details of your local polling station will be on the official poll card sent to you by post. Alternatively, choose your district on this page for details of your candidates and polling station.

This election is important for us because central government delegates much responsibility to county councils. They take decisions daily that affect us all. Local elections don't come with the same fat media budgets as the national elections, but that doesn't mean they're less important to the people living in their respective areas.

Don't let the forthcoming snap general election on 8th June distract you. These elections of county councillors have no effect on the general election of members of parliament next month. Have your say and vote for the next county councillor for your area this Thursday.

See below the candidates standing for tomorrow's elections, as well as the results from the previous elections in 2013. It is worth noting that this year there are no UKIP candidates.


2017 election candidates

Wincanton & Bruton

Candidate Party
 JONES, Ewan William George Green Party
 BAKER, Abi Liberal Democrat
 TURNER, Patricia Ann Labour
 GROSKOP, Anna Conservative

Castle Cary

Candidate Party
 DROMGOOLE, Sean Adam Labour
 HOBHOUSE, Henry Liberal Democrat
 LEWIS, Mike Conservative

Blackmore Vale - Milborne Port

Candidate Party
 SARAH, Joanne Liberal Democrat
 YIANN, Michael Andrew Labour
 WALLACE, William Conservative
 DOWDING, Oliver Hugh Arnold Green Party


2013 election results

Wincanton & Bruton

Candidate Party Votes
 ADAMS, Shane Antony Green Party 131
 BAKER, Abi Liberal Democrat 549
 DANIEL, Tim Labour 193
 GROSKOP, Anna Conservative 1555 - Elected
 HAMLIN, Brenda May UK Independence Party 493

Castle Cary

Candidate Party Votes
 CARTER, Adrian Labour 144
 HILL, Chris UK Independence Party 627
 HOBHOUSE, Henry Liberal Democrat 1196
 LEWIS, Mike Conservative 1529 - Elected

Blackmore Vale - Milborne Port

Candidate Party Votes
 HOOTON, Damon John Liberal Democrat 412
 PENBERTHY, Jo Labour 224
 WALLACE, William Conservative 1410 - Elected
 WOOD, Alex UK Independence Party 665


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