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7th Jul, 2022

Blow to Conservatives as they lose in Batchley & Brockhill

THE Conservatives have lost their deputy leader Gemma Monaco, in Batchley & Brockhill to Labour’s Joe Baker.

In a major blow to Tory leader Coun Matt Dormer, Gemma Monaco lost by some 160 votes.

Meanwhile the Conservatives have retained Crabbs Cross while Labour have retained their two seats in Greenlands.

In Crabbs Cross Salman Akbar swept to victory by more than 250 votes over Labour’s Monica Fry.

In Greenlands Labour retained their two seats through the newly elected Juma Begum and Joanna Kane.

Crabbs Cross

Salman Akbar (Con) – 675 (hold)

Claire Davies (Green) – 245

Monica Fry (Lab) – 410

David Gee (Lib Dem) – 85

Greenlands

Lee Avery-Sherwood (Con) 627

Juma Begum (Lab) 633

Joanna Kane (Lab) 740

Jo Monk (Con) 596

Simon Preston (Lib Dem) 158

Steve Sergent (Green) 177

Batchley & Brockhill

Joe Baker (Lab) – 952 (Lab gain)

Frank Knight (Reform UK) – 103

Gemma Monaco (Con) – 792

Lea Room (Green) – 88

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