Crowborough has new councillor


Conservative Party candidate Philip Lunn has been elected to stand as the new councillor to represent Crowborough East on Wealden District Council.

Mr Lunn achieved a 320 majority at the election which was held on Thursday, January 21. Polling stations closed at 10pm in the evening and the count was conducted at St Richard’s Church, Alderbrook. The turnout was 21 per cent.

Candidates polled as follows: Philip Lunn (Conservative:) 517 (64 percent.) Jane Clark (Liberal Democrat:) 197 (24 per cent.) Linda Scotson (Labour:) 93 (11.50 per cent.)

Philip will represent Crowborough East (Montargis, Blackness and Alderbook) with Cllr Greg Rose.

He said: “I am delighted to have been elected, and grateful that people showed their trust by voting for me. Whereas I have much to learn about local politics, I will endeavour to work constructively and objectively, in the hope that I can help to enhance the quality of life for Crowborough’s residents.”

Cllr Greg Rose said: “I’m so pleased that Philip Lunn has been elected to serve alongside me on Wealden District Council representing all the residents of Crowborough East Ward. I’m sure that in union with the other Conservative councillors for Crowborough we will be able to made a real difference on the issues that matter to residents.”

The election means the Conservatives continue to have seven of the eight seats on Wealden District Council representing Crowborough. The election was held following the death of Peter Cowie, who died at end of last year.

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