SITTING Frodsham Conservative councillors Andrew Dawson and Lynn Riley both comfortably held on to their seats in the Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC) elections.
They both polled almost double the returns of their nearest rivals, Labour’s Michelle Parker and Michael Garvey.
Both had campaigned vigorously on local issues, such as car parking charges in Frodsham, potholes, CCTV in Frodsham and air quality.
Cllr Riley is currently leader of the Conservative group on CWaC.
Full results for Frodsham ward were:
Andrew Dawson (Cons) 1662
Lynn Riley (Cons) 1611
Michelle Parker (Lab) 863
Michael Garvey (Lab) 834
Judith Critchley (Ind) 414
Christine Webber (Green) 324
Mallie Poulton (Ind) 295
Audrey Griffiths (Lib Dem) 219
Ross Gibson (Lib Dem) 182
In the Frodsham Town Council Lakes Ward election – the only ward in which there was a contest for the Town Council – Cllr Dawson came top of the poll for the Conservatives.
Five candidates were contesting four seats, so only one was not elected.
The results in details were:
Andrew Dawson (Cons) 602
Judith Critchley (Ind) 419
Mallie Poulton (Ind) 349
Donna Critchley (Ind) 335
Mel Halsall (Ind) 305
There was a shock result at Helsby in the CWaC elections when Green Party candidate Paul Bowers came top of the poll, pushing the Conservatives into second place.
Labour came a poor third and the Liberal Democrats failed to make any impression on the electorate.
The seat had been held by the Conservatives for some years but long serving councillor Alan McKie had stood down for business reasons. Long standing parish councillor Terry O’Neill stood in his place but trailed behind the Greens with only 28.28 per cent of the vote.
The full result was:
Paul Bowers (Green) 1015
Terry O’Neill (Cons) 524
Nigel James (Lab) 261
David Heath (Lib Dem) 53