In a dramatic upheaval, voters in the District Council elections have rejected six of the seven Tory representatives in Sidmouth Rural, Sidmouth-Sidford, and Sidmouth Town Wards.
Unexpectedly, Graham Troman, who has spoken up most frequently for Sidmouth, has not been re-elected. On many occasions, Save Our Sidmouth has appreciated his lone and consistent stand, against Knowle relocation, and against the Sidford Business Park.
More on today’s election results is reported in the Sidmouth Herald: http://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/election/eddc_independents_oust_tories_in_sidmouth_town_1_4066681
The East Devon Watch blog has further analysis of the Independents’ success: http://eastdevonwatch.org/2015/05/08/roger-giles-ind-polls-highest-vote-in-district-council-elections/