6th December 2021

Liberal Democrat candidate Chris Booth elected new councillor for Halcon ward

Liberal Democrat Chris Booth has been elected the new councillor to represent the Halcon ward on Taunton Deane Borough Council.

Chris received 389 votes at the by-election which saw a turnout increase of 23% from last year.

Conservative party candidate, Olivia Catherine Emily Grant, received 222 votes, Labour party’s Kieran Mathew Canham received 133 votes, UKIP’s Robert Edward Bainbridge received 118 votes and Green party candidate, Craig Rossiter, received 42 votes.

Chris follows Christopher Appleby after it was announced in January that he had resigned to take up employment that precluded him from continuing in his role as a councillor.