The results from last nights election for Barpool ward I have copied in below from the official elections website. If you are curious as to any exact figures for other wards this is the best place to find them.
|Candidate / Party||Votes|
|Gwynne Pomfrett |
|Martyn Findley |
|Hayden Walmsley |
|Alwyn Deacon |
British National Party
For the curious, yesterday’s Borough Council election was a Labour Party whitewash across almost the entire borough. Shock of the night was the Green Party, with Keith Kondakor, winning in Weddington. Weddington has been a strong Conservative ward since the arc first floated. The only two seats that the Conservative party retained were Whitestone and St Nicholas Park. In both cases the majority was way down on what you might expect. Every other ward was won by the Labour Party!
For my part I am disappointed but not surprised. Being active throughout the election period I detected the surge a while ago and to be honest I am very pleased to have come second on the night. I have served the residents of Barpool ward as well as possible for four years and have no reservations in saying that.
The losers in Barpool ward on the night were the slow but constant stream of people who knock on my door because travelling or picking up the telephone incur a bill which they cannot afford. Their two councillors live in Whitestone which, especially for the elderly amongst them, will be quite a walk.
I would like to thank family members for helping me on the streets throughout the campaign. Residents for their kind words and encouragement because I can honestly say that I never encountered a harsh word throughout the campaign. I cannot leave out the supporters from further afield who have encouraged via text/blogs/twitter etcetera.
My final paragraph I reserve for thanking the officers and employees of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council for their usual excellently ran election and on a personal note for the totally unbiased service that they have provided me with, sometimes I am sure in trying circumstances, throughout the past four years.