Tuesday, 27 May 2014

UKIP loses a councillor in Cornwall

UKIP has celebrated its undoubted success in last week's elections by deciding to cause another one. Their councillor, Michael Keogh, has resigned leading to a by-election on a date to be determined.

Cllr Keogh was elected for the first time last year and has cited time pressures as the reason for quitting. He served on only one committee in addition to his place on full council.

The seat will be an interesting one to watch. Sitting Tory Chris Ridgers was beaten by Cllr Keogh by just three votes last year with Lib Dem John Ault in third only 82 votes from top spot. Labour came last on just 9%.

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