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

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

13 minutes ago
Sarah Dorrian and Clare Kelly with their families

Two mums who have seen first-hand the impact of First Step’s care on children and families are set to watch their own youngsters join together to host a fundraising event.

07:00
Highfield estate is to be redeveloped by the council

“A complete waste of taxpayers money,” “crass” and “a stupid idea.”

27 minutes ago
Cllr Clarence Barrett with First Step staff Jill Webb, Claire Kelly, Janet Hutchinson and Michelle Mitchell

A councillor who has jumped out of a plane and run the London Marathon for First Step is set to take on his latest challenge.

Yesterday, 18:07
Police want to speak to Michael Cawley. Picture: Essex Police

Police have launched an investigation after a man was found with head injuries at a traveller’s site.

Most read news

WW100

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

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder

Everyone – from Labour politicians and the French president to Hitler and democracy itself – fell foul of Churchill’s sharp wit.

The robot is an extension of the surgeon’s arms – it’s not doing anything independently.

The rise is levelling off but we can’t be complacent, say researchers.