ELECTION: Independent councillor Mark Lemon holds onto Hatfield Heath

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The winning candidate in the Hatfield Heath ward for Uttlesford District Council is Mark Lemon.

Councillor Lemon since 03 said: “I’m sad I’m the only independent, I feel all councils need independent-minded people. We can say what we think without being told what to say by the parties.

“I’m pleased to be elected again. It was a good contest against the Conservative candiate and it was close call.”

When asked what one independent councillor can do at UDC, he said: “I think I can tell people things that perhaps they don’t want to hear.”

“I am glad to be elected again to represent Hatfield Heath and Whtie Roding,” he added.

Thomas Flack (Conservative) 571 votes

Mark Lemon* (Independent) 599 votes

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Juliet Richards (Liberal Democrats) 67 votes

* denotes returned councillors