The result for Upper Tone in the election on 5 May 2022 to Somerset County Council (one year) and to the new Somerset Council (from 2023) was:
Dave Mansell – Green (1,687 – 50%) – ELECTED
Gwil Wren – Independent (1,487 – 44%) – ELECTED
Roger Habgood – Conservative (1,158 – 34%)
James Hunt – Conservative (1,082 – 32%)
John Hassell – Liberal Democrat (641 – 19%)
Mike McGuffie – Labour (267 – 8%)
Philip Thorne – Independent (137 – 4%)
The total electorate was 7,625, who could vote to support two candidates, although a few only cast one of their two votes. The turnout for Upper Tone was 44.6%, which was above the overall turnout in Somerset of 37%.
Thanks for all the help and support given. Gwil and I will do our best as representatives for Upper Tone on the new council. I also look forward to working with four other Greens elected in Frome and with other councillors from around the county.
Along with Mark Blaker, I will continue for to be a district councillor for the Wiveliscombe and District ward on Somerset West and Taunton Council until April 2023. Then Gwil and I will continue as the unitary councillors for Upper Tone on the new Somerset Council that replaces the districts and county council.
The overall result for the new county council is:
Liberal Democrat – 61
Conservative – 36
Green Party – 5
Labour – 5
Independent – 3
Full results at Somerset County Council website.
Parishes in the Upper Tone division are shown below.