Search

Local Elections: Conservatives hold Romford Town

15:36 23 May 2014

The Conservatives have won all three seats in Romford Town leaving their former ally Cllr Andrew Curtin without a seat on the council.

Cllr Wendy Brice-Thompson, the 23-year-old Joshua Chapman and Cllr Frederick Thompson won with 2,067, 1,946 and 1,680 votes respectively.

Cllr Andrew Curtin was deselected by the Romford Conservative Association and decided to run against his former party.

On hearing he had not won, he said: “I think I lost by just a couple of hundred. It was all pretty even.

“I’m very grateful everybody. I’m looking forward to the next thing to do in life.”

Joshua Chapman is one of the youngest candidates in the borough.

He said: “There’s a lot of young people in Havering, I will be able to represent them now.”

The turnout for the ward was 40.5 per cent.

View our live blog HERE for updates throughout the day.

Read more:

Ukip ‘doing well in polls’
Selfie-taking voters in Havering may be in breach of election law
The reinstatement of the councillor ‘sacked’ due to his poor health will be one topic hotly debated at tonight’s meeting of Havering Council

Latest Stories

13:43
Glenn Billing and Denis Bell-Blake won gold medals with GB under-20s earlier this season

Quartet help GB bid in Estonia

George Sessions with Dagenham player Zavon Hines at May & Baker Sports Club.

Daggers attacker has been using his time on the sidelines to start a football academy

12:20
Jack Barry and Nick Reynolds celebrate a goal for Romford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Captain Barry expects tough Cray test

10:30
Girls Rock Golf is a new initiative from April 12 (pic: Leaderboard Photography)

Golf club taking part in new county-wide programme

Most read

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder

A brave PCSO fended the knife-wielding man off with a shopping basket.

Italy’s highest court today overturned last year’s convictions and declined to order another trial.

But what do other parties do with their 404 pages? This you’ll want to see.