Nothing personal

PUBLISHED: 16:39 06 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:53 26 October 2009

election night

election night

Defeated Lib Dem councillor Nigel Quinton has denied that comments he made at the election were directed at any individual. The WHT spoke to him directly after being beaten by Tory Fiona Thomson – at 2.20am - and he said: It was a sad day for democracy.

Defeated Lib Dem councillor Nigel Quinton has denied that comments he made at the election were directed at any individual.

The WHT spoke to him directly after being beaten by Tory Fiona Thomson - at 2.20am - and he said: "It was a sad day for democracy."

But today Mr Quinton said: "This comment had nothing to do with my personal result, it was a general comment on the tactics used by the conservatives and the fact that the council will now be so dominated by the conservative party.

" I do not believe that is good for anyone, even them.

He added that of the total votes cast just under 60 per cent went to the conservatives while Labour and Lib Dems were equal pegging on about 19 per cent each.

"If we had proportional representation the 48 seats on council would have been split Tory 29, Labour nine, Lib Dem nine and Green one," he said.


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