Zoe Moghadas was elected on June 25th following a shock resignation of the incumbent LibDem County Councillor
|Zoe Moghadas (Labour) - 829 (37.3%)|
|Nichola Martin (Lib Dem) - 782 (35.2%)|
|Debbie Aitchison (Green) - 467 (21%)|
|Richard Jeffs (UKIP) - 46 (2.1%)|
Rahatul Raja (Conservative) - 100 (4.5%)
A short six week campaign saw all parties throwing massive resources into Romsey which became a political hotbed of canvassing and leafleting.
#libfibs became a buzz word amongst labour campaigners as the LibDem literature took on a negative tone with little in the way of proposals and long on attacking labour with half truths and smears.
The drop of around 5% in the Tory vote appears to have gone to the LibDems which suggests an element of tactical voting in an attempt to keep Labour out.
The resignation of Romsey’s previous Liberal Democrat county councillor in the week following the general election has provoked a by-election to be held on 25 June.
We need a strong voice to push local issues and stand up to the Tories at Shire Hall in the interests of people in Romsey.
I promise to be that person. I will
- Oppose plans to turn off or dim our street lights overnight
- Seek to improve pavements and get rid of the potholes
- Campaign to sort out the lack of primary school places in Romsey
- Fight handing part of the Central Library to a private company
- Campaign to reduce commuter parking by reversing the disastrous £1 charge on Park and Ride sites
I am a local Romsey Town resident and my years as a city councillor for the ward have helped me deepen my knowledge and connections with the area. I believe this best qualifies me to become your county councillor. I hope you will consider lending me your vote.