ELECTION: Conservative Daniel Turner elected to Louth Town Council


Eileen Ballard, George Horton and Daniel Turner have been elected following the parish election in St Michael’s ward - the only contested ward for Louth Town Council.

Mrs Ballard (Independent) and Mr Horton (Independent) were already sitting town councillors, and were elected with 385 votes and 551 votes respectively. The remaining council seat was won by Daniel Turner (Conservative) on 435 votes.

Neil Ward (Labour) failed to retain his seat, receiving 269 votes.

However, with vacancies remaining in St Mary’s ward and Trinity ward, it may be possible for Mr Ward to be co-opted back on to Louth Town Council in the future if he chooses to put his name forward.

Following his victory, the newly-elected Daniel Turner said: “I wish to thank everyone who voted for me in that election. I wish to offer my commiserations to Labour councillor Neil Ward who I replaced - a decent man and opponent, and I wish him well for the future.

“As a Town Councillor, I will endeavour to keep the promises I made on my election communication and hold surgeries to discuss your issues and concerns.”

The turnout in St Michael’s ward was 67.19 per cent.

• The newly-elected town councillors will convene for the first time on the evening Tuesday May 19.