Glastonbury & Street Green Party would like to thank all those members and supporters who voted for Rik Cook in the Glastonbury St. Benedict’s By-election – it was a close run thing!
245 votes = Bill Knight, Conservative [elected]
235 votes = Rik Cook, Green
120 votes = Karen Genge, LibDem
one spoilt paper
Just 10 votes in it...
Rik’s comment on the night: “Well that was close!” going on to say, “thank you to all who promoted and helped out with the whole campaign; thank you for all your hard work.”
The St. Ben's election was called after Green Town Councillor Paul Sander-Jackson was forced to resign due to ill health.
The loss of the Green seat to the Conservatives means that Glastonbury's Town Council moves from ‘Green minority control’ to ‘no overall control’.
Following the by-election, Glastonbury Council's members are:
Green Party = 6 seats
Conservatives = 6 seats
Liberal Democrats = 3 seats
Independent = 1 seat