Local election results: Greens hold Redhill East

Cllr Jonathan Essex

Cllr Jonathan Essex

Jonathan Essex was re-elected as Councillor for Redhill East in this week’s local elections.

Jonathan remains one of the group of three Greens on Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.  He is also County Councillor for Redhill East division, which also includes part of Earlswood & Whitebushes ward.

Jonathan said, “Many thanks to all those who voted for us and supported us this year. I now look forward to serving on Reigate & Banstead council for the next four years.”

Greens also performed well in Earlswood & Whitebushes ward, where Sue Fenton came third, ahead of Labour and the Lib Dems, with 21.5% of the vote.

Redhill East result

Jonathan Essex, The Green Party – 1,226 (44.9%) Elected
Richard Coad, Conservative – 703 (25.7%)
Derek French, UKIP – 354 (12.9%)
John Berge, Labour – 321 (11.7%)
Rob Kulka, Liberal Democrats – 121 (4.4%)

See all the local results on the Reigate & Banstead Council website

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One Comment

  1. Imran Khan
    Posted May 24, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    A 44.9% share of the vote. Objectively speaking, that’s a mind blowingly large majority, especially when considered in broader Borough context. How the other councillors must truly despise you. All their years of experience, all that backing of a mainstream party organisation, incomparably higher electoral support nationally – they still couldn’t beat you. That’s what I call democracy. That’s what i call political organisation and enthusiasm by the candidate to win. That number 44.9% negates much need for further discussion.

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