Unfortunately I failed to get re-elected to SODC on Thursday.
I always thought it was a tall order due to the high turnout at a General Election and the boundary changes. However, I got my highest vote ever.
The make-up of SODC is now 33 Tories, 1 Lib Dem, 1 Henley Resident and 1 Labour.
Losing the election will not diminish my commitment to the village and I will still be available as much as ever if you have an issue or problem. I still hold the County Council seat.
The full result was as follows:
Election Results for Cholsey
Pat Dawe Conservative 2154 24.35%
Jane Murphy Conservative 1746 19.77%
Mark Stuart Gray Independent 1323 14.98%
Adrian Lee Cull Liberal Democrat 810 9.17%
Ginnie Herbert Labour 683 7.73%
Sam Casey-Rerhaye Green 567 6.42%
Steve Beatty UK Independence Party (UKIP) 559 6.33%
Barbara Tompsett Labour 539 6.1%
Bob Nielsen UK Independence Party (UKIP) 455 5.15%