Rush Green By-Election

Congratulations to Richard Everett on his successfully election as a councillor for the ward of Rush green last Thursday, 16th July. Turnout was 24.76% and the complete result was:

Samantha Atkinson, Labour 213
Richard Everett, UKIP 338
William hones, Independent 36
Danny Mayzes, Conservative 290

The seat became vacant with the resignation for family reasons of Len Sibbald, who had won the seat for UKIP back in May. It is good to see UKIP winning, even when the election is not on the same day as an election for our popular Westminster MP, Douglas Carswell. It¬†continues Clacton’s rejection of the Conservative “Country Club” approach to local government.