Video: Tory blast at 'undignified' opponent

PUBLISHED: 10:33 02 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:28 26 October 2009

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OUSTED Liberal Democrat Nigel Quinton refused to shake the hand of a victorious Tory. The former councillor branded the result "a sad day for democracy in Welwyn Hatfield" as he lost his seat in Handside to Conservative

Nigel Quinton lost his Handside seat

OUSTED Liberal Democrat Nigel Quinton refused to shake the hand of a victorious Tory.

The former councillor branded the result "a sad day for democracy in Welwyn Hatfield" as he lost his seat in Handside to Conservative Fiona Thomson.

He said: “I'm obviously very disappointed by the result.”

Re-elected Conservative councillor Helen Bromley said: “Nigel Quinton would not shake my hand and I hope future elections in Handside will be more dignified.

“I'm so so pleased though, we've called ourselves The Handside Team and to grab an extra seat is fantastic.”

Mr Quinton polled 1,278 votes, to Ms Thomson's 1,370. Mrs Bromley (Con) received 1,385.

Also re-elected was Lib Dem leader Tony Skottowe with 1,338 votes.


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