What Happened on 3 May 2007
I lost my seat by 49 votes to a Conservative, but was 268 ahead of the fifth place (LibDem) candidate (237 last time). The turnout was up from 38.12% to 44.38%, which was a general trend, perhaps accounted for by an increase in postal voting.
The Conservatives gained 2 seats overall, one from LibDem and the other from me.
The United Kingdom Independence Party failed to take any seats, but probably cost the Conservatives their second Okehampton seat.
The Liberal Democrats lost 1 seat overall to Con.
The Independents lost 1 seat overall - mine - to a Conservative.
The overall composition of the new council as at 5 May 2007 is
set to be:
Liberal Democrat 7
Published as an Internet document by R
W Mathew, Willowby, Down Road, Tavistock, Devon
5 May 2007