Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Will Hall wins Sonning Common by-election

WILL Hall has won a by-election for the Sonning Common seat on South Oxfordshire District Council.

WILL Hall has won a by-election for the Sonning Common seat on South Oxfordshire District Council.

Councillor Hall, a Conservative who lost his Henley seat in May?s elections while cabinet member for finance, received 635 votes.

Writing on Twitter he said he was ?really pleased? to be elected back onto the council.

Labour?s David Winchester got 200 votes while Liberal Democrat Susan Cooper, who is also a former district councillor, finished third with 127 votes.

The by-election held yesterday (Thursday) was caused by the resignation of Conservative councillor Martin Akehurst on the advice of his doctor.

Cllr Akehurst, who was only elected in May, is still a member of Henley Town Council but has been on leave from his council duties since June after a dormant growth in his neck began ?playing up?.

The Sonning Common ward includes the parishes of Binfield Heath, Rotherfield Greys, Shiplake, Eye and Dunsden, Sonning Common and Harpsden.

Mr Hall, of New Street, Henley, is the son of BBC director general Lord Hall and previously sat on the district council for four years.

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