Two Independent candidates and a Conservative went head to head in today’s Milford By-Election and the Independent Maxine Gale won!
All the political parties except the Tories stayed out of this election as a mark of respect for their former colleague Jack Lee who died suddenly last November. Sad news for the residents of Milford and Waverley with the announcement of the death of Jack Lee.
The Greens, Labour and the Liberal Democrats all agreed that the memory of their popular council colleague was best served by allowing another Independent to take his place. They backed Maxine Gale a parish councillor with 20 years service to Milford & Witley. They hoped that the good cross-party work that is now going on at Waverley, will continue.
Now she has won Maxine Gale will join one other Independent – the former Conservative Cllr Liz Townsend, who resigned from the Conservative Group and the Conservative Party, last year.