Sunday, 22 October 2017

Conservative retains borough council seat

CONSERVATIVE Bob Pitts held on to his Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe ward seat on Wokingham Borough Council in last week’s local elections.

He received 1,013 votes, about 58 per cent, ahead of Andy Heape (UKIP) with 269, Martin Alder (Liberal Democrat) with 197, Stuart Crainer (Labour) with 155 and James O’Callaghan (Green) with 111.

Cllr Pitts, 64, who lives in Ruscombe and was first elected in 2010, said: “I feel relieved and happy. You can never take anything for granted in elections so it’s good to be re-elected.

“I’d like to thank the electorate for putting their trust in me. I’d like to think it’s an affirmation of my work in the last four years.

“I’m also glad to continue working with [Conservative] Councillor John Halsall — we make a very good team.”

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