ELECTION: Conservatives win Ashdon ward


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After a recount, the winning candidate in the Ashdon ward for Uttlesford District Council is Howard Rolfe.

Councillor Rolfe said: “It was a relief, It was close.

“It was a very good fight, it was a good contest and I’m very grateful to the residents of Ashdon ward for showing their support.”

Mr Starr said: “We made him work hard for every single vote. It was very close to call. The national election saw an upswing of Conservative support.

“The national agenda affected the vote. I’m disappointed. If it wasn’t for the General Election, without a doubt we would have won.

“People come out for the General Election and vote for the big parties and then choose the same party in the local elections.”

Howard Rolfe* (Conservative) 575 votes

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Dan Starr (Residents For Uttlesford) 533 votes

Barry Tyler (UKIP) 125 votes

* denotes returned councillor