Just in case your'e wondering, the people of Westgate returned me as a councillor today and I would like to thank everyone who voted for me for their support. The results weren't called until after 3pm and I have been fielding telephone calls and emails since I arrived home.
Ten candidates ran in Westgate and the principal results were:
- Simon Moores (Cons) - 754
- Tom King (Independent) - 696
- Brian Goodwin (Cons)- 687
- Ingrid Spencer (Cons) 673
Congratulations to Cllr Brian Goodwin who was returned and Tom King who squeezed Cllr Spencer out and commiserations to the hard-working Cllr Spencer who has achieved a great deal for local people during her time in the Cabinet. Thanet's local government will feel her loss.
The full Thanet local election results can be found here. Overall it was Conservatives, 33 - Labour,19 - Independent,3 - Ramsgate First, 1
Now you know where to find me, I will be doing my best to make the village a better place for us all but give me a little time to settle in and discover how we can best make improvements.