Today (Thursday 18th November) is polling day in Binscombe in the Godalming Town Council by-election.
The election takes place on the retirement of Green councillor Jo Purvis due to ill-health. Unusually there are just two candidates – Labour and the Lib Dems chose not to stand to support the Green Party candidate.
Polling Station is Binscombe Church, Barnes Road from 7 am -10 pm
Green Party member Steve Williams said:
“It is a straight contest between Claire Weightman of the Green Party and the Conservatives – reflecting the collaborative, progressive coalition on the Town Council between Greens, Liberal Democrats, Labour and our one independent councillor, with the Conservatives choosing the route of opposition.
Clare would make a brilliant local councillor and would be a great asset to the progressive coalition on GTC. I wish her every success.”
The Conservative candidate is former Godalming Mayor and Waverley Councillor Liz Wheatley, who we thought had retired from politics several years ago, but who gamely stands as a paper candidate whenever called upon to rock up for an election, anywhere!
South West Surrey Conservatives said: