There are 81 divisions in ‘Your Surrey’ and the Tories are back in control but the county elections have not followed the national trend.
The biggest shock in the County came in true blue Farnham – which decisively threw out its Conservative Candidates – some of whom had served the market town for many years.
Farnham Central – Defrosted!
Farnham Residents have put a very real stamp on the local political scene – with veteran Tory Pat Frost losing her seat to Farnham Residents’ Andy MacLeod who polled 1,754 votes to Mrs Frost’s 1,057 She was beaten into third place by Jo Aylwin Liberal Democrat – 1085.
The turnout was higher than average at 41%
Denise Le-Gal’s (pictured below) former SCC seat contested by her Conservative colleague Mike Hodge was snatched by Stephen Spence also of the Farnham Residents’ underlining the dissatisfaction Farnham folk now have with their Tory masters.
John Ward – Farnham Residents narrowly missed a landslide when he narrowly lost his fight to gain another seat for Farnham Residents’ by losing by just 63 votes – 1,463 to the sitting Conservative Wyatt Ramsdale Conservative – 1526.
Penny Rivers took the seat for the Liberal Democrats -1895 from Conservative Steve Cosser (1656).
Cranleigh & Ewhurst
Andrew Povey, Conservative – 2094, Richard Cole Liberal Democrat 1098.
Angela Marie Goodwin, Liberal Democrat polling 1564
Liberal Democrats David Goodwin 1,975 ousting Bob Hughes the Chairman of the Guildford Conservative Association (1128)
Saw Fiona Jean White – Liberal Democrat bucking the national trend winning the seat with 955 votes.
Stanwell and Stanwell Moor
Labour’s Robert Evans took the seat with 1294
Went to another Residents’ Association Candidate Nick Darby of the Weston Green Residents Association. Polling 2,515 votes to his nearest opponent Bruce Finch Conservative (1001).
Went to Jan Mason – Residents’ Association and Independent with asm overwhelming majority of 1,592 from her nearest rival 729.
Ernest Mallett – The Molesey Residents’ Association – 1763 from his nearest rival Conservative’s Steve Bax 1,201.
Chris Townsend Ashstead Independent/Ashstead Residents’ 2,763 Chris Hunt Conservative (1,777).
David John Lee -Liberal Democrat 1,589; Michal Cooper, Conservative (1,343)
ChrisBotton Liberal Democrat 1738
Hazel Watson Liberal Democrat – 2906, Conservative David `Mir Conservative, 1675.
Dorking South and the Holmwoods.
Stephen Cooksey Liberal Democrats – 2261, Roger Jones, Conservative -1,466
The Residents Association of Epsom & Ewell polled a huge majority of 2,579 a mile in front of its nearest opponent – Conservative with 732 votes.
Nork & Tattenhams
Nik Harrison – Residents’ Association/Independent 2,470 – Alex Clarke, Conservative 971.
Jonathan Christopher St Aubin Essex, Green Party 1,849 Frank Kelly – conservative – 879.
Will Forster – Liberal Democrat – 2271, Paul Saper Conservative – 1423.
Tally Conservatives – 61. Liberal Democrats- 9. Residents’ Associations – 5; Labour Party 1 and Greens 1.