BREAKING: Cox and Giles retain seats

ROGER Giles scored a landslide victory as David Cox also held on to his seat in district council elections for the Ottery St Mary Town Ward.

Independent candidate Mr Giles gained a whopping 1,546 votes.

Conservative Mr Cox retained his seat with 628 votes.

Labour’s Andrew Blackwell missed out with 417 votes.

A turnout of 50.4per cent was recorded