We heard recently from Jonathan King a former Godalming resident and student of Charterhouse School.
Remember Jonathan the singer-songwriter, record producer, music entrepreneur, and former television and radio presenter. He first came to prominence in 1965 when “Everyone’s Gone to the Moon”, a song that he wrote and sang while still an undergraduate, achieved chart success. Here’s a shot clip.
Cranleigh, Ewhurst and Forest Green were Jonathon’s stomping grounds in his youth – and many there will still remember the larger than life character. Pop mogul King sold an estimated 40million records using various names and discovered the rock group, Genesis. All of whom were former students at Charterhouse.
Well, last week he busied himself with ensuring that his Bête Noire David Monro wasn’t elected for another three-year term as the PCC for Surrey. Mr Monro has already served an extra year due to COVID.
Following an acrimonious bust-up with the Tories, the former Tory Farnham borough and county councillor became an Independent PCC for Surrey.
Jonathon told us:
You may not be aware of my campaign to get Munro deselected as Surrey PCC – I had dozens of supportive messages from Conservative Councillors.I attach, for your amusement, some photos as I campaigned over the past week.I found dozens of potential voters (many first time) who had no idea that even an election was imminent – or even what a PCC was.Now let’s see how Townsend investigates.
Lisa Townsend was elected after receiving 112,260 second preference votes after no candidates received more than 50% first preference votes. The turnout was 38.8l%.