Local Elections: Two Tories and one Residents’ Association triumph in tight Hylands count
17:45 23 May 2014
Hylands is the first ward to be split, with two Conservative candidates and one Residents’ Association being elected.
Cllr Garry Pain was elected after receiving 1,596 votes after moving wards from St Andrews, and was joined by his Tory colleague, Carol Smith who won 1,542.
Reisdents’ Association candidate Jody Ganly won the other seat, with 1,553 votes, meaning the Conservatives dropped a seat.
The ward was tight, with Conservative Christine Smith receiving 1,449, just 93 less than Carol Smith.
Ukip also came close, with Cllr Peter Gardner and Neil Hall receiving 1,263 and 1,346.
The turnout was 44.1 per cent, with 4,651 total votes.
View our live blog HERE for updates throughout the day.
Local Elections: Residents’ Association clean up in Harold Wood
Local Elections: Conservatives hold Romford Town
Local Elections: Residents’ Association take Elm Park from Conservatives
Local Elections: Tories reclaim Squirrels Heath
Local Elections: Tories take all three Pettits seats
Latest News Stories
Police are continuing to investigate a fire at a business address following the arrest of a teenager.
Councils across England face an average to their spending power of 1.8 per cent – but Havering hasn’t yet worked out precisely how badly it will be affected.
It’s a cause that unites the borough’s youngest and oldest businesses, from shopping centres to independent retailers, trend-setting vintage stores to traditional jewellers.
It’s a busy time of year for Father Christmas – looking after 600 excitable elves putting who are putting finishing touches to millions of toys to be dropped into the stockings of sleeping children in just six days time.