Remebrance-18-3
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09------30
George-Wilding-301
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
Torch-2012-05-23093-
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
IMG9097
FROSTY-MORNING-
Brazier
Remebrance-18-2
MBORO-HOCKEY-YOUTH-473
Mop-Fair---10-10-09------08
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
Camilla-MSM
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
Scouting-for-Girls7
YELLOWHAMMER-473-
BABRURY-XC-JUMP-473
Camilla-2012-10-19152
Roving-Crows1
Turin-Brakes6
D4S9273
D4S0472
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
TdB-Pewsey044
Brooks-Williams1
SBJ
White-Horse
Hares017cropped
JazzFestSat572
4MI-2013-11-28030
Snowy-High-Street
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
Landscape
Duke-of-Kent086
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08-----07
Civic-Service-18
Inbox2
Pete-Gage-Band1
Big-Bull
D812668
Sunset
EARLY-MORNING-CANTER-473-
MYFC005
IMG8472
Tina-May5
Animals06
Musical-Time-Machine5
Gordon-and-Sam
Remebrance-18-1
Inbox-1
Ogbourne
Sunset2

 

Feudal knight Tory candidate romps home in Marlborough town council by-election

Tory candidate Noel  Barrett-Morton convincingly won yesterday’s West Ward by-election for a vacant seat on Marlborough town council.

The controversial City businessman, who was revealed during the campaign not to be a knight of the realm but to hold only an Irish feudal title, defeated IT expert Tim Reenan by 225 votes in a low poll (turnout:  24.99%).

Mr Barrett-Morton, 67, who lives in Cromwell Court, in Marlborough’s High Street, polled 498 votes while Mr Reenan, 49, polled 273, some 403 of the votes being posted in advance.

“Congratulations to Noel on being elected and for his kind words after the count,” Mr Reenan told Marlborough News Online. “I am obviously disappointed to come second, but for my first venture into public life I am pretty pleased with the result.”

“It was always going to be a tough ask orchestrating a DIY campaign against the ‘machine’ of a main political party.   I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the residents who took the time to come out and vote for me yesterday -- I'm sorry we didn't make it this time around.”

“I would also like to thank my lovely wife Jacky for diligently supporting me over the past four weeks or so and for bravely treading the streets with me, although not always in the most appropriate footware.”

The by-election showed little difference, certainly no significant political swing, from the by-election last year when Martin Houlden (Cons) polled 64.5 per cent on a 29.7 per cent turnout and his LibDem opponent mustered 34.4 per cent of the vote.

Yesterday’s by-election gave the Tories 64.1 per cent of the vote on a 24.99 per cent turnout with the Independent candidate claiming 35.1 per cent of the vote.

Print

Brooks-Williams1
IMG8472
Sunset2
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
Animals06
Remebrance-18-2
Roving-Crows1
Torch-2012-05-23093-
Camilla-MSM
Remebrance-18-3
Remebrance-18-1
CivicSelfie1
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
Scouting-for-Girls7
Camilla-2012-10-19152
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09---30
D4S0472
JazzFestSat572
Pete-Gage-Band1
Musical-Time-Machine5
George-Wilding-301
Duke-of-Kent086
Big-Bull
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
Snowy-High-Street
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
MYFC005
D4S9273
SBJ
Civic-Service-18
4MI-2013-11-28030
Hares017cropped
White-Horse
ARKManton-2012-01-1449-
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08---07
D812668
Mop-Fair---10-10-09---08
Sunset
IMG9097
Ogbourne
Turin-Brakes6
Tina-May5
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
Landscape
Gordon-and-Sam
Brazier
TdB-Pewsey044