Park Street elects new parish councillor

More than 1000 people turned out yesterday to elect a new parish councillor for Park Street.

Nicholas Tyndale, who stood on behalf of the residents’ association, was named the winner.

He received 436 of the 1021 votes cast yesterday.

Mr Tyndale, who moved to Park Street with his wife five years ago, said: “I’m very pleased. I’m looking forward to getting on with the job.

“I am mostly pleased that residents decided to keep party politics out of it.”

The 46-year-old said that he was happy with yesterday’s turnout, especially compared to the 16.4% turnout for the Police and Crime Commissioner election.

He said: “It shows that people take a strong view on their local decision making.”

Liberal Democrat David Parry took second place with 367 votes.

18-year-old Josh Molloy received 114 votes and Marv Beszant, who ran independently, got 95.

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11:16am Fri 16 Nov 12

SteveBP says...

Many congratulations to Nick! A victory for St Stephen Parish Council and a bloody nose for the Lib Dems and Labour. I believe that party politics creates enough wasted time at District & County - we want our Parish Councillors to be freed of that burden and yet still answerable to the electorate. There is a lot to achieve at Parish and I wish Nick the best of luck for the next few (3 1/2?) years in which to complete it. The PC as a whole has my full support.
Many congratulations to Nick! A victory for St Stephen Parish Council and a bloody nose for the Lib Dems and Labour. I believe that party politics creates enough wasted time at District & County - we want our Parish Councillors to be freed of that burden and yet still answerable to the electorate. There is a lot to achieve at Parish and I wish Nick the best of luck for the next few (3 1/2?) years in which to complete it. The PC as a whole has my full support. SteveBP

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