Re-elected, thanks to you!

Following the county council elections yesterday, I’m happy to say I’ve been re-elected to serve you for another term as County Councillor for Woodbridge. I’m also happy to say that the Woodbridge turnout of voters – at 42% – was highest in the entire Suffolk Coastal region, and the second highest in the whole of Suffolk.

Thank you!  I’ll do my best to represent all of you, whether you voted for me or not.

The Woodbridge County Council election results in full were as follows:

MULCAHY – Patti (Conservative) – 870 votes  (32% of vote)
PAGE – Caroline Anne (Liberal Democrats) – 1,127 votes (Elected) (42% of vote)
SMITH-LYTE – Rachel Ann (Green) – 122 votes  (4.5% of vote)
STALEY – Pauline Isabella (UKIP) – 327 votes  (12% of vote)
WHITE – John (Labour) – 255 votes – (9% of vote)

Total electors: 6,396

As the general said at Sebastapol:  j’y suis, j’y reste

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  1. Firstly, congratulations Caroline. A Well Deserved Victory 🙂

    Secondly, the situation now at Suffolk County Council is very complex because although the Conservatives have a one-seat majority now, a few by-elections in Suffolk (especially in Conservative county seats) could see the balance change. Liberal Democrats should not be entinced into any deals with the Conservatives if a situation occurs where they might need our backing. In places like Lowestoft, where I stood, it will further excaberate the ‘democratic deficit’ we now have with 5 Labour County Councillors and 3 UKIP County Councillors. We need to stay out of any ‘deals’ if the need arises and work on a case-by-case basis in according to our liberal, centrist values.

    Thirdly, in the short-term we may take a hit and may be the fifth or fourth party in some areas but what we have to remember is that UKIP will drag the Conservatives to the right and more interestingly, although on a smaller scale, it will be interesting to see if the Greens drag the Labour Party to the left on Suffolk County Council. Lib Dems need to be the party of ‘consensus’ and offer a centrist vision. However, I do think we need to seriously think about having an IN/OUT referendum on the European Union.

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