The other election on May 2nd was for Felixstowe Town Council – which had also had a change of Ward boundaries creating four new wards. Not surprisingly the Conservatives retained control – but there is now a few more parties in the mix- which can only be good for the decision making process.
In all sixteen councillors were elected – resulting in 12 Conservatives, 3 Labour and one Lib Dem. Only Felixstowe Walton ward followed the national trend by voting in all three Labour candidates. But after many years the Liberal Democrats finally have a representative on the council in the person of Seamus Bennett.
All previous incumbent councillors who stood retained their seats – including former Mayors Nick Barber and Doreen Savage and current Mayor Graham Newman.
Full Results are as follows:
Felixstowe Coastal – 38.8% turnout
Darren Aitchison (C), Nick Barber (C), Steve Gallant (C), Sharon Harkin…
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