Revealed: Sidmouth’s new town councillors

Louise Cole

Louise Cole - Credit: Archant

The results of the Sidmouth Town Council election are in and three more new faces are among the representatives.

John Rayson who is standing for Sidmouth town council. Ref shs 5056-14-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

John Rayson who is standing for Sidmouth town council. Ref shs 5056-14-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Social enterprise director Louise Cole and shop owner John Rayson have been elected in the West ward, alongside Graham Liverton, an incumbent with 30 years’ experience.

Michael Earthey, a former soldier, has joined Stuart Hughes and Dawn Manley in the North ward.

The electorate in the Primley ward have returned councillors Simon Pollentine and Jeff Turner, the council’s current vice chairman.

The remaining five wards were uncontested when the town went to the polling booth on Thursday.

Michael Earthey

Michael Earthey - Credit: Archant


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Frances Newth returns as a councillor for the East ward, and is now joined by Marc Kilsbie, a shop owner.

Salcombe Regis councillors Ian Barlow and David Barratt have been returned unopposed, as have Jack Brokenshire and Ian McKenzie-Edwards in the Sidford ward.

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In the Sidbury ward, town council chairman John Hollick is being joined by standing councillor David Addis, who moved from the Primley ward.

John Dyson and Kelvin Dent are again the South ward councillors and will be joined by a newcomer - website designer Paul Wright.

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