"ON TOP AT DOWNS!"
Following several days of campaigning in the wettest July that anyone can remember, the by-election in Horndean Downs Ward took place on 12th July. Following the count, smoothly conducted by staff of East Hants District Council, the Returning Officer announced that the Conservative candidate, Guy Shepherd, was the new Ward member. In a low turn-out of 36%, reduced by the continued poor weather, Guy beat off the challenge of three other candidates. Our photo shows the team after the result had been declared. Guy (wearing his rosette) works in the construction industry and has a record as an active Parish Councillor. He was welcomed to the Conservative Group at EHDC by its leader Ken Moon (extreme left).