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Double blow for Studley’s Lib Dems

Double blow for Studley’s Lib Dems Double blow for Studley’s Lib Dems
Updated: 3:40 pm, May 12, 2015

THE Lib Dems have suffered a stunning double blow in Studley with both their Stratford district councillors losing out to the Conservatives in the local elections.

In Studley with Mappleborough Green long-serving councillor for Studley Hazel Wright has lost her seat to Mappleborough-based Tory Justin Kerridge while in Studley with Sambourne Paul Beaman fell to the Conservatives’ Nick Moon.

Boundary changes in Stratford had pitted sthe standing councillors against each other as the council reduced its numbers to 36 members.

For the much-loved Mrs Wright who last time out under the old boundaries won over 1,000 votes, it’s a stunning turnaround in fortune.

The full results for Alcester and Studley are as follows:

Alcester and Rural – Turnout 73.7 per cent

Sue Adams – Conservative * – 1557 Elected

Karyl Rees – Liberal Democrat – 426

James Wilkinson – Labour – 221

Alcester Town – Turnout 64.1 per cent

Lise Evans – Green – 94

Andrew Foster – Labour – 225

Susan Juned – Liberal Democrat – 578

Eric Payne – Conservative* – 1071 Elected

Studley with Mappleborough Green – Turnout 69.6 per cent

Wayne Bates – Labour – 275

Justin Kerridge – Conservative* – 871 Elected

Victoria Parker – Green – 94

Hazel Wright – Liberal Democrat* – 793

Studley with Sambourne – Turnout 67.6 per cent

Paul Beaman – Liberal Democrat* – 628

Karen Brown – Labour – 364

Eric Holder – Independent* – 111

Susan Jones – UKIP – 207

Nick Moon – Conservative – 655 Elected

Karen Varga – Green – 44

Overall turnout: 71.4%

The current political standings of the Council’s 36 seats are:

Conservatives – 31 seats

Liberal Democrats – 3 seats

Labour – 1 seat

Independent – 1 seat

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