Victorious election candidate hails '˜new dawn' for Berwick

The new county councillor for Berwick East has welcomed a new dawn in the town's politics.

Friday, 5th May 2017, 10:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:21 pm
Georgina Hill

Georgina Hill was speaking after her victory in the Northumberland County Council elections.

The Independent candidate polled 54 more votes than her nearest challenger, Conservative Hayley Nichols with Lib Dem candidate Margaret McKinnon third, Independent Paul Hodgson fourth and Green Party candidate Thomas Stewart fifth.

Georgina said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been given this opportunity to serve residents of Tweedmouth and Spittal.

“I look forward to working with the other county councillors to move Berwick forward, after decades of decline and neglect. This really feels like a new dawn.”

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BERWICK EAST:

Georgina Hill (Independent): 363 (Ind GAIN from Lib Dems)

Paul Hodgson (Independent): 144

Margaret McKinnon (Liberal Democrats): 182

Hayley Nichols (Conservative): 309

Thomas Stewart (Green): 97