One Conservative replaced another in South Park and Woodhatch, in the borough elections on 3 May.
Retired accountant Victor Lewanski won what had been the seat of fellow Conservative Simon Rickman, who stepped down recently to focus on work commitments.
Giving his reaction at the count on Friday, Cllr Lewanski said: “Obviously I’m very pleased to serve, and honoured to serve, the residents of South Park and Woodhatch.”
“I’ve met a great number of the residents and I’ve taken all their views on board and I hope to serve them to the best possible ability.”
“My priorities are really the state of the roads, parking and to ensure there is adequate planning”, he added, saying he wanted to see sufficient infrastructure for any developments.
Cllr Lewanski joins fellow Conservatives Derek Allcard and James King in representing the ward.
Councillors are are normally elected in thirds, with an election in three out of four years – but next year all seats will be up for election owing to the boundary review.
Results for South Park and Woodhatch
|Name||Party||Votes||Share||PARTY +/- since 2016|
|Victor Lewanski||CON||826||45.8||– 3.1|
|Tony Robinson||LAB||476||26.4||+ 5.5|
|Moray Carey||LDEM||354||19.6||+ 9.7|
|Chris Byrne||UKIP||148||8.2||– 12.1|
Note: the percentage point change shown is against the last election in the ward in 2016, rather than the same seat four years ago, and is the party figure – candidates may have changed.