Video: Leader loses family popularity contest

PUBLISHED: 12:09 02 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:19 26 October 2009

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THE leader of Welwyn Hatfield Council proved to be the least popular Tory in his ward – even being beaten by his own wife. John Dean received 1,476 votes – 23 less than his wife Irene, who were both duly re-elected to represent Brookmans Park and Little H

THE leader of Welwyn Hatfield Council proved to be the least popular Tory in his ward - even being beaten by his own wife.

John Dean received 1,476 votes - 23 less than his wife Irene, who were both duly re-elected to represent Brookmans Park and Little Heath.

Stephen Boulton proved to be even popular still, with 1,708 votes.

John Dean was anything but disheartened though, saying he was "very pleased" to have been put in his place by his other half.

Minutes after the results were announced he told the WHT: "I can't think of anyone else I would rather be beaten by other than my wife.

"I am very, very pleased with the result.


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