The votes for the Borough Council election have now been counted and I am very pleased with the results. We found several great new candidates, all worked really hard and of 15 seats being contested we gained three. Nigel in Hillmorton, Mark in Admirals and Ian in Ryton gained new seats for the Conservatives. Robin in Leam Valley is taking over from Gordon Collett and Stuart won my former seat in Dunchurch & Knightlow. All are very capable and part of me is sad that I won’t be with them in Council. Emma did superbly to miss Brownsover South by just 17 votes; Marj had a real impact in Caldecott; Mike narrowed the gap in Eastlands; Martin gave Labour a fright in New Bilton; Howard worked his socks off in Paddox. It was a pleasure to be out on the doorstep with all of these candidates. Of great interest to me was the difference in the total votes for each party as that should be an indicator of what will happen at the General Election; the great news for us is that in the wards that make up the Rugby consituency there were 2600 more votes for Conservative than Labour! No wonder the team is happy!