Disappointing as it is to report that only 15.5% of Langport’s electorate turned out to vote in the by election cause by the retirement of long serving town councillor Chris Osborne, I suppose we have had a lot of elections in the past 12 months.
Congratulations to Paul Toogood who won with over half of the votes cast.
The good news is that Langport has now a full compliment of town councillors all of whom are in post as a result of being elected rather than co-opted. Perhaps that will induce the council to seek Quality status, something being considered by their near neighbours in Somerton.
The full result was as follows:
Paul Toogood 70
Monica Denny 42
Bernie Graham 23.