1. MVDC Local Elections 2018

    The Council has moved from Conservative control to “No Overall Control” –

    41 Seats:  Conservative 20. LibDem 14. Ashtead Independents 7.

    This situation represents a major and exciting opportunity for the Ashtead Independents to play a pivotal role in running Mole Valley at a crucial time in its history – when the new Local Plan to cover the years to 2035 has to be drafted and consulted on.  We are currently unsure of the scenario that will emerge from separate discussions initiated between ourselves and the Conservative and Liberal Democrat groups this week, but provided that the Conservatives do not go for a minority government, are confident that as a minimum   Independents can expect to fill some key portfolio positions in the new Executive (the Leader of which is to be elected at the Annual Council Meeting on 22 May).


    District Elections: May 2018 Results

    Elections were held in 14 District Council Wards on Thursday 3 May 2018. The results are set out below.

    Ashtead Common

    Candidate Party Votes
    BRIDGEN, Marion Reswinder Conservative 244
    GILCHRIST, Caroline Labour 117
    WILTSHIRE, Patricia Ashtead Independent 836 (Elected)
    McDONALD, Steve Green Party 31
    VYVYAN-ROBINSON, Keira Rowena Liberal Democrat 172
    Rejected ballot papers 4
    Turnout 43.3%

    Ashtead Park

    Candidate Party Votes
    GILCHRIST, Susan Labour 47
    KEUN, Hector Charles Liberal Democrat 70
    MCGRATH, Susan Green Party 49
    ST JOHN, Linda Bryett Conservative 391
    STANSFIELD, Garry Andrew Graham Ashtead Independent 875 (Elected)
    Rejected ballot papers 3
    Turnout 40.8%

    Ashtead Village

    Candidate Party Votes
    ANTONELLI, Rita Liberal Democrat 141
    BARFORD, Lucy Jane Green Party 59
    REILLY, Alan Victor Ashtead Independent 1232 (Elected)
    REYNOLDS, Fiona Conservative 413
    SCOTT, Clive George Labour 115
    Rejected ballot papers 3
    Turnout 41.9%