“Well done MK for standing for the first time since the 1970's in a Tory area and a new young candidate too!
Amazing that people still vote for a party which has seen 250,000 depend on food banks but doubtless that fact will please the right wing trolls on this site:
The latest by-election for a seat on Cornwall Council has returned a Conservative.
The winner was former Penwith District Councillor Anthony Pascoe, who out-polled two prominent local independents who came second and third.
MK put forward John Gillingham, who polled 6.2% of the vote. This was John’s first-ever election campaign and he was also MK’s first council candidate in this area since the 1970s.
John worked extremely hard and I would like to congratulate him and his team for their efforts. I understand they were very well-received on the doorstep, though sadly this did not translate into more votes.
The full result was as follows:
Anthony Pascoe (Conservative) – 332 (35.3%; down 2.8%)
Sheila Furneaux (Independent) – 167 (17.7%; down 16.4%)
Michael Roberts (Independent) – 163 (17.3%; up 17.3%)
Yvonne Bates (Liberal Democrats) – 121 (12.9%; down 9.3%)
Malcolm Hurst (Labour) – 76 (8.1%; up 2.5%)
John Gillingham (Mebyon Kernow) – 58 (6.2%; up 6.2%)
Derek Elliott (Independent) – 24 (2.6%; up 2.6%)
Kernow bys vyken!”
Something about your area!