CHERWELL: Small inroad for Labour

CHERWELL: Small inroad for Labour

Sean Woodcock celebrates winning for Labour in Banbury Ruscote.

Cllr. Dan Sames celebrates his win in Bicester South.

First published in Local Government Elections 2012 News by

LABOUR has made a small inroad into the Conservative controlled-Cherwell District Council tonight.

The party picked up two of the 17 Conservative seats that were up for grabs.

Surinder Dhesi regained Banbury Neithrop from Conservative Martin Weir and Sean Woodcock took Banbury Ruscote.

Both Independents, Colin Cockshaw and Tony Walton, standing in Bicester North and Caversfield respectively, on the anti-eco town card came second in their respective wards.

Labour's constituency chairman Terry Davis said: “I am very pleased with the result.

“We targeted two wards in Banbury and won both of them.

“On top of that we came very close in several other wards.”

Overall, the Conservates have 41 seats out of the 50 seats.

Cherwell’s leader Barry Wood: “Naturally I’m disappointed to lose two valued comments, but compared to the national picture I think the Conservatives have done very well.”

Overall turnout for Cherwell is 26.5 per cent.

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9:13am Fri 4 May 12

steve1955 says...

Just over a quarter of the electorate voted says a lot maybe like me they wany party politics taken out of councils before comments on here tell us if you want change vote ask yourselfs who for with the current system who if elected can make a change in this old boys and girls club
Just over a quarter of the electorate voted says a lot maybe like me they wany party politics taken out of councils before comments on here tell us if you want change vote ask yourselfs who for with the current system who if elected can make a change in this old boys and girls club steve1955
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10:24am Fri 4 May 12

margaretf says...

Sincere congratulations both to Sean and Surinder. Not quite a new dawn but at least a glimmer of light!
Sincere congratulations both to Sean and Surinder. Not quite a new dawn but at least a glimmer of light! margaretf
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11:27am Fri 4 May 12

John Lamb says...

Just a shame we can't vote some of the staff out at Cherwell council as easily.
Just a shame we can't vote some of the staff out at Cherwell council as easily. John Lamb
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2:42pm Fri 4 May 12

Richard Hunter says...

Congratulations to Surinder and Sean! Well done.
Congratulations to Surinder and Sean! Well done. Richard Hunter
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4:42pm Fri 4 May 12

to ny w says...

Thanks to all those who supported BaECON independents Tony Walton in Caversfield and Colin Cockshaw in Bicester N. 3 of 4 Caversfield candidates including the Tory winner are against the nonsense that is Bicester ECO TOWN. But will Cherwell listen?
Thanks to all those who supported BaECON independents Tony Walton in Caversfield and Colin Cockshaw in Bicester N. 3 of 4 Caversfield candidates including the Tory winner are against the nonsense that is Bicester ECO TOWN. But will Cherwell listen? to ny w
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