CORRECTED: Independent and Labour candidates make the biggest impact in Haverhill Town Council elections
Last week’s election results now mean that the Labour Party has more representation than the Conservative Party does on Haverhill Town Council, while UKIP has been left with no elected members at all.
The results also saw all seven of the candidates who stood for the newly-formed Haverhill First independent group elected.
With Barry Robbins (Haverhill North) not standing again for election and Andy Bramwell losing his seat in Haverhill West, UKIP is left without a councillor on the town council.
The three Haverhill West seats went to Paula Fox (Haverhill First), Margaret Marks (Con) and David Roach (Con).
In Haverhill East, where Winny Yang (Con) did not stand for re-election, the three available seats went to Pat Hanlon (Lab), town council newcomer newcomer Lora Miller-Jones (Lab) John Burns (Haverhill First).
The two incumbents in the new division of Haverhill South East were already decided as the seat was uncontested, so Alan Stinchcombe (Lab) joins Tony Brown (Haverhill First) on the town council.
Haverhill First’s Aaron Luccarini took the one seat up for grabs in the other new division in the town, Haverhill Central, while another Haverhill First member, Bruce Davidson - also a newcomer to the town council - defeated former town mayor Roger André (Lab) to win the only seat in Haverhill Mount Road.
The three seats on Haverhill North went to one-time UKIP councillor Paul Firman (Haverhill First), Joe Mason (Con) and Elaine McManus (Con).
Husband and wife David and Liz Smith (both Labour) along with Jason Crooks (Haverhill First) took the three seats in Haverhill South.