I am absolutely over the moon to be re-elected to Devon County Council this morning with 3,638 votes, a 75 per cent share!......
The Conservative candidate received 1104 votes and the Labour candidate, 123 votes.
I achieved the biggest number of votes and share of the vote in Devon.
I would like to thank the Returning Officer for overseeing this election, the staff on all the polling stations, who I visited yesterday and the people who worked on counting the votes here this morning.
I am absolutely thrilled to be re-elected so resoundingly by people in the Otter Valley Ward.
Being a Devon County Councillor is an absolute privilege and honour and I have loved every minute and I am sure will thoroughly enjoy being the representative for the Otter Valley Ward for the next four years.
Thank you to the dozens of people who helped leaflet and display my boards during this election.
The biggest thanks must go to my core team of experts – Roger Giles and Malcolm Macdonald who have worked tirelessly for my re-election. They’re irreplaceable.
I look forward to the next election - whenever it may be - and hope to be as successful as I have been here today!
Ottery St Mary