Results coming in. Wipe-out in Farnham by Farnham Residents and two Lib Dems except for one Tory.
Recount in Cranleigh East and Haslemere.
Election results revealed for most of the country – so why are we still waiting for ‘little old Waverley?‘
Guildford Borough Council Leader Paul Spooner retains his Tory seat by only 36 votes. Guildford Residents gaining seats.
Verification complete – Counting begins.
Turnout figures at the bottom of the post.
Denise Le-Gal The Mayor of Waverley has left the count in disgust in a black Mercedes after realising it was all over bar the shouting for her. In Farnham Hale and Heath End.
As one of the most controversial electoral counts ever held in Waverley begins this morning the question posed by many of our followers is?
Will ‘Your Waverley’s Leader, parachuted over from her unsafe seat in Farnham into safe FD & Tilford, cunning plan work?
As Liberal Democrats, The Greens and Independents make huge gains across the country overnight, could Labour candidate Natasha Fletcher and/or Green candidate Susan Ryland, bring the Potty one down to earth with a bump?
The count is now taking place at The Edge Leisure Centre. Fearful Tories who have watched both theirs and Labour seats crash and burn overnight are shrugging off the national picture in True Blue Waverley.
The results are expected to be announced mid-afternoon to-day Friday.
The scourge of voting paper chaos continued, with confusion over how many candidates the residents of Witley & Hambledon could vote for. Not another mistake by the printers?
Fuming Cranleigh voters and candidates, watched a Thames Water Road Closure Sign go up on the A281 junction with Wildwood Lane and on the Cranleigh High Street end of Knowle Lane. This completely blocked off vehicular access to the Cranleigh West Polling Station at Snoxhall from mid-afternoon!
Cranleigh residents, well-used to watching pipes burst and flooding local roads, trudged across the recreation ground to get to the station. However, one told us with a “little nouse,” Thames Water could have put closure signs much further up Knowle Lane, as the burst was nearer the Wildwood end.
Over here in Farnham, Tory candidate Sam Pritchard, who lives in Godalming was tearing his hair out from the roots because Firgrove voters were accusing him of conning them, as he actually lives in Godalming.
In Alfold, voters were busy threatening to tear up their voting slips, which they hadn’t received because the seat was uncontested. So Alfold’s Bobby – Kevin Deanus is home and dry. With a new Protect our Waverley parish councillor – Little Britton, still smarting from his failure to stop Gordon Murray Designs setting up shop on the airfield, is preparing his ammunition to fire at the consented Dunsfold development. All seats were uncontested – in “Happy Valley.”
But in nearby “Nappy Valley,” it could be Good News Day for the Bramley Babes, now By-Pass Byham has thrown in the sponge. Because Cranleigh’s Digger Driver Stuart Stennett, thrown out by the Tory branch in Cranleigh has already put his gear in place to build that long-awaited A281 By-Pass?
We have to say thank you to all these politicians for providing us with so many opportunities to lampoon them over the past four years.
May the counting begin.