Just fancy that ....
Sadly the traditional Stanground community is now geographically split between three very different wards, following the ridiculous Boundary Commission carve up.
Still the voters have spoken, well a small minority who were able to vote. Many voted by staying at home, and not using a postal vote either. Sad when you consider all the effort our ancestors went to give us each the right to vote. But equally it is their right to abstain.
By the time the next full election comes around another 6,000 plus households will be added on the Cardea high density estate.
There is still some hope for a late correction as a by-election could be called sometime soon - perhaps even sooner - judging by the physical state of some of the councillors who ventured out...
You would be forgiven for thinking the Conservatives did quite well at the Peterborough local government elections but you'd be totally wrong. No less than TEN conservative party candidates lost including councillor Gavin Elsey seeking re-election, all were therefore not elected.
Something that one jingoistic 'janitor' and former failed loft installer, with a variety of CV's; - depending on the audience, might like to properly consider before his chubby knuckles, next hit the vapid keyboard. Turnips all round...
The Conservatives who lost their way are:
Catherine Coles (Central),
Christopher Moon (Dogsthorpe),
Muhammad Ikram (East),
Bryan Tayler 'Community Chumpion' (Fletton & Stanground),
Nigel North (Fletton & Woodston),
Kate Fisher (Gunthorpe),
Gavin Elsey (Orton Waterville),
Haq Nawaz (Park),
Paul Bristow (Ravnsthorpe),
Ruth Dalton (Werrington).
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