I was elected to Taunton Deane Borough Council at a by-election for Wiveliscombe and West Deane, which was held on 5th April 2018. This followed the resignation of Independent Councillor, Steve Ross, due to work commitments.
It was a hard fought campaign and I was pleased to have the support of many local people and backing of leading people in our community, including Eddie Gaines, Steve Ross, Pauline Homeshaw and Julian Mellor.
The result of the by-election was:
Dave Mansell (Green) – 600 votes (45%)
Sue Levinge (Lib Dem) – 389 votes (29%)
Phillip Thorne (Conservative) – 352 votes (26%)
Turnout was high for a by-election at 43%.
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