Tetbury has two new councillors
Tetbury Town Council have elected two new councillors in their elections, which were held last night.,
After a closely fought campaign, Independent representative Martin Lea and Conservative Tina Stevenson have been elected.
Local postman and Tetbury Rugby Club player Martin ran out the comfortable leader in votes but the remaining seat was hotly contested, with only four votes separating the next four candidates.
Tina, who runs the Pink Cab taxi firm in town, said: "Firstly, I must congratulate Martin Lea. He is Tetbury through and through and I know I shall enjoy working with him on the council. It was a close run thing for the remaining seat, but in a contest where small details matter, I think the fact that we ran a positive campaign concentrating on a number of local issues rather than the negative non-Tetbury campaign run by some of our opponents counted in our favour. "
The final figures were: Martin Lea Independent 382 - elected
Tina Stevenson Conservative 298 - elected
Penny Brown Conservative 291
Emma Beszant Lib Dem 290
Lib Dem 289 Brian Edge UKIP 207