ELECTION: Thaxted and The Eastons ward is split between Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives.

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The winning candidates in the Thaxted and The Eastons ward for Uttlesford District Council are Martin Foley and John Freeman.

Councillor Foley said: “I feel very pleased. I’m particularly pleased because there’s been a boundary change to include the Eastons, where residents don’t know us so well.

“To be able to hold the Lib Dem seat is very good. There’ll be a small number of us but we’ll be working with residents groups on the Local Plan and other issues.”

Martin Foley* (Liberal Democrats) 1,198 votes

John Freeman* (Conservative) 1,182 votes

Aaron Menuhin (Conservative) 913 votes

Judith Pretty (Labour) 231 votes

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Jon Spencer (Labour) 157 votes

Antoinette Wattebot (Liberal Democrats) 827 votes

* denotes returned councillors