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Stafford Borough Council Elections Thursday 2nd May 2019
Peter and Jeremy were re-elected to serve as councillors representing the Eccleshall Ward on the Stafford Borough Council for the third term.
The votes were counted at the Sports Centre in Stafford on Friday 5th May 2019.
Viewed against the 2015 election which included a General Election and had a 65% turnout our votes were halved. However our percentage of the votes remained the same.
Peter Received 1131 votes 36% of the votes and Jeremy received 1180 votes 37% of the votes.
Of the total electorate for Eccleshall Ward of 5273 only 35% voted.
RETAINING CONTROL OF THE COUNCIL
Thanks to the support of the Stafford Conservative electorate we were able to retain control of the council but with a reduced majority.
After the 2015 election we had 29 seats on the Council and others, Labour and independents had 11.
This year we have 22 seats and other parties have 18.
MAYOR MAKING 2019
Despite popular misconception in Stafford Borough the Deputy Mayor does not automatically become the next Mayor. The controlling group of the council elect a new Mayor each year.
The Mayor for the period May 2019-May 2020 is Councillor Gareth Jones from Barlaston.
The Mayor Making Ceremony took place on Saturday 18th May at 10.30am in the Gatehouse Theatre.
It was followed by a church service at the St Mary’s Church. Stafford and then a buffet in the County Council building in Martin Street.
NEW CHAIRMAN FOR ECCLESHALL PARISH
At the annual meeting of the Eccleshall Parish Council held in the community centre on Wednesday 15th May 2019 Peter Jones was elected as the new chairman of the council replacing Graham Garner who retired from the council.
Jeremy retains his post on the Borough Council’s Cabinet responsible for the Community Portfolio
Deputy Mayor for Second Year - a piece of history
Peter was re-elected to serve as the Deputy Mayor of Stafford Borough for a second year.