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TUTBURY AND OUTWOODS: Conservative Russell Lock elected

TUTBURY AND OUTWOODS: Conservative Russell Lock elected

Cllr Lock is also chair of Tutbury Parish Council, and a university academic, Image: Russell Lock

Conservative candidate Russell Lock (Con) has won the recent by-election for the Tutbury and Outwoods ward on East Staffordshire Borough Council.

The election came about following the resignation of Garry Raybould (Con) who is thought to have stood down for personal reasons.

The turnout for the by-election was 22.3% and there were two rejected ballots out of a total 1,240 votes cast.

The overall electorate for the ward is 5,561.

Results from the ballot are as follows: 

  • John Anderson (Independent) 464 votes
  • Dale Barr (Labour Party) 186 votes
  • Lynn Furber (Green Party) 39 votes
  • Russell Lock (Conservative Party) 549 votes

The newly elected Cllr Lock is also chair of Tutbury Parish Council, and a university academic.

He moved to Tutbury with his family in 2014, and says he has spent a lot of time working on community issues in the area.

Speaking ahead of the election, he said: “I’m not looking to the next position, borough councillor is the right level of government for me to make the most difference to the community in which I live.”

He added: “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to join with our borough and county councillors, and our MP to work together to make our area the best it can be.”

Cllr Lock said he is now hoping to meet with local residents to discuss speeding issues and other priorities in the area.

He told the LDRS: “It’s been a good campaign and I’m looking forward to getting to grips with the many issues in the local area.”

 

Words: Richard Price, Local Democracy Reporter


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