No Change In Turnham Green - Election Result
Tory leader says overall result has set them back twenty years
Conservative councillors Peter Thompson, Adrian Lee and Samantha Davies have retained their seats in Turnham Green ward in Chiswick.
However, Peter Thompson, who was leader of the Conservative grouping on the Council admitted that so far results for his party had been "disappointing", and said it was likely that the Conservatives might be back to the level they were at twenty years ago with around eleven councillors.
"Our challenge now is to get organised and work towards the general election", he told Chiswickw4.com.
The result is announced for Turnham Green ward
He said it was very disappointing to lose veteran friends and councillors such as Liz Mammett who lost her seat in Bedfont. The three Chiswick councillors were the first Conservative councillors elected throughout the afternoon while by 4.15pm Labour had 21 seats on the Council.
"Nationally Labour have done well and this seems to be the same across the borough here, however the vote in Chiswick has held up well", he said.
Cllr Davies topped the poll with 1,587 votes, followed by Cllr Thompson at 1,517 votes and in third place Adrian Lee at 1,402 votes.
Cllr Davies (who resigned the party whip in 2007) said that she was "thankful and honoured" that the voters in Turnham Green had entrusted her to work on their behalf. Chiswick needed to be represented properly in the Council and she would work to ensure this happened.
Cllr Lee said that he felt "privileged" to be re-elected and it was particularly special for him as he was raised in Turnham Green ward. There were several issues he would be addressing for the voters in Chiswick, including the redevelopment of Gunnersbury Station, the threat of over-development particularly with the enabling development of Brentford Football Club's new stadium, and the 'threat' to Chiswick Library.
Turnham Green Ward Result