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28th April 2010

WEYMOUTH: 36 stand for 12 seats on borough council

by Harry Walton

VOTERS will have thirty-six candidates to choose from when they go to the local election polls in Weymouth and Portland on May 6th.

The borough council currently has no one party in overall control of the 36-seat authority.

The Conservatives are the largest party with 18 seats followed by the Liberal Democrats with ten seats, Labour with five and Independents with three.

A dozen seats will be contested in 2010 with Conservatives defending seven of them, Labour and Independents two each and the Liberal Democrats one seat.

While voting will be held on May 6th in tandem with the general election, the counting of local election votes will not take place until the following day, May 7th.

The following are among candidates. A * denotes a councillor defending their seat.

Littlemoor: Mark Tewkesbury* (Lab), Nigel Reed (Con).

Melcombe Regis: Ray Banham (LibDem), David Price (Con), Elaine Walker (Lab).

Preston: Hazel Bruce* (Con), Richard Collings (LibDem), Maureen Drake (Lab).

Tophill East: Margaret Leicester* (Ind), Richard Paisley (Con), Sandy West (Lab).

Tophill West: Jo Atwell (Lab), David Beaman (Ind), Trefor Morgan (LibDem), Ian Munro-Price (Con), David Thurston (Ind).

Underhill: Paul Kimber* (Lab/Co-op), Richard Denton-White (Citizens’ Action Party), Amanda Munro (Con).

Upwey and Broadwey: Robert Dunster* (Con), Roger Genge (LibDem), Stewart Pearson (Lab).

Westham East: Ian James* (Con), Andy Blackwood (Lab), Oz Kanji (LibDem).

Westham North: Christine James* (libDem), Michael Drake (Lab), Andy Manvell (Con).

Wey Valley: Alan Chedzoy (Lab), Brian Heatley (Green), Kevin Hodder (Con).

Weymouth West: Mark Fisher (LibDem), Colin Huckle (Lab), Dominic Lonsdale (Con).

Wyke Regis: Geoff Petherick* (Con), Lucy Hamilton (Lab).

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