Jill remains upbeat despite loss

PUBLISHED: 11:15 02 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:19 26 October 2009

Green candidate Jill Weston

Green candidate Jill Weston

GREEN Party candidate Jill Weston was understandably disappointed as she narrowly missed out on getting back on to the borough council, but still managed to remain upbeat. The WGC resident was 83 votes away from being elected in the Howlands ward and was

GREEN Party candidate Jill Weston was understandably disappointed as she narrowly missed out on getting back on to the borough council, but still managed to remain upbeat.

The WGC resident was 83 votes away from being elected in the Howlands ward and was the closest of any Green candidate to winning a seat.

Fellow party members Susan Groom and Ian Nendick also lost out in the same ward.

Despite the disappointment thoughts quickly turned to next year's elections.

A heartened Jill said: "I am obviously very disappointed but I gained more votes than last year, as did the others, and it is important that we don't lose heart.

"We will continue to press forward with our policies and I just hope the voters stick with us next year and realize the hard work that we are putting in."

Tories Hannah Berry, Les Page, George Michaelides were elected with 795, 725 and 678 votes respectively.


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