I am absolutely appalled by the turnout at this election. Less than 1 in 5 of the voting public. Dave Smith the local Independent candidate has been fighting hard for Dinnington the last 5 years I know about, I expected better support from the Dinnington public. He’s beaten by Conservative and UKIP candidates that don’t even live here and have done nothing for the town. As usual, the public vote Labour, even though that candidate doesn’t live in Dinnington and I can imagine did absolutely nothing for Dinnington last year.
I am a UKIP supporter but won’t vote for non Dinnington residents who do nothing for the Town, unless they see an opportunity for payment. I will be inviting John Vjestica the Labour ward councillor to the Dinnington allotments site next week, when we have a meeting to discuss what can be done to regenerate it. The body of the murdered girl was found on the allotment path. Let’s see if he walks his talk now elected. One of John’s main statements was to reduce litter and fly tipping in Dinnington, something I have been doing for the last year. See my blog https://lovethyneighbourhoodblog.wordpress.com/
|Name of Candidate||Description (if any)||Number of Votes*|
|FOULSTONE Charles David Dowsing||Green Party||78|
|HUNTER Lee James||UK Independence Party (UKIP)||303|
|MIDDLETON Christopher Norman||Conservative Party Candidate||238|
|THORNLEY Stephen James||Liberal Democrats||75|
|VJESTICA John||Labour Party||670 ELECTED|
* If elected the word ‘Elected’ appears against the number of votes.
|The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:||Number of ballot papers|
|A||Want of official mark||0|
|B||Voting for more candidates than the voter is entitled to vote for||1|
|C||Writing or mark by which the voter can be identified||0|
|D||Unmarked or void for uncertainty||2|
|Vacant seats||1||Electorate||9,603||Ballot papers issued||1,860||Turnout||19.37%|
All the best