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New Borough Councillor for Bere Ferrers is elected - by a single vote

Angela Blackman has been announced as the new West Devon Borough Councillor for the Bere Ferrers Ward, following a by-election on 18 November - winning by just a single vote.

Cllr Angela Blackman

Mrs Blackman, representing the Conservative Party, secured 362 votes, winning with 32.47% of the vote. She finished just a single vote ahead of the Labour Party candidate, Isabel Saxby, who secured 361 votes.

The election was called following the retirement of Robin Musgrave, who represented the Liberal Democrats and had held the post since 2007.

Poll results:

Angela Blackman, Conservative Party Candidate, 362
Isabel Saxby, Labour Party, 361
Graham Reed, Liberal Democrats, 216
Judy Maciejowska, The Green Party, 176

Spoiled ballots: 4

Turnout: 37.5%

Published 19 November 2021

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