Fighting for balance of power - The Malvern Observer

Fighting for balance of power

Malvern Editorial 19th Apr, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

A TOTAL of 38 seats will be up for grabs at Malvern Hills District Council with 92 hopefuls vying to secure residents’ votes.

The Conservative Party currently hold the balance of power with 21 seats, while the Democratic Group are on nine and the Group of Independent and Liberal Democrats are on eight.

But that could all change on Thursday, May 7, with only two of the 22 wards – Baldwin and Lindridge – going uncontested.

Ukip and the Labour Party have both fielded nine budding councillors, while the Independents and Liberal Democrats have put up 14 and 13 candidates respectively. The Green Party have also gone into double figures with 12 people standing.

But once again it is the Tories which have entered the most representatives with at least one of their 35 candidates contesting each ward.


Alfrick and Leigh

Peter Hawkins (Conservative Party)

David Hughes (Conservative Party)

Sarah Rouse (Independent)

Mike Savage (Ukip)

Anthony Warburton (Independent)


David Chambers (Conservative Party)

Douglas Godwin (Conservative Party)

Neville Mills (Liberal Democrat)

Aubrey Tarbuck (Independent)


Melanie Baker (Conservative Party)

John Blewitt (Green Party)

Jan Dyer (Green Party)

Simon Gill (Liberal Democrat)

Cathy Jackson-Read (Liberal Democrat)

Rebecca Massey (Conservative Party)

James O’Donnell (Conservative Party)

Jill Smith (Labour Party)

Richard Spencer (Ukip)

Fran Victory (Green Party)

Josie Wilkinson (Liberal Democrat)

Dyson Perrins

Tony Baker (Conservative Party)

Chris Reed (Green Party)

Jeanette Sheen (Ukip)

Les Williamson (Independent)


Dean Clarke (Independent)

Tony O’Donnell (Conservative Party)


Christopher Burrows (Labour Party)

David Harrison (Independent)

John Michael (Independent)

Barbara Morgan (Conservative Party)

Adam Rea (Conservative Party)


Kwai Hung Chan (Liberal Democrat)

John Gallagher (Labour Party)

Robert Kerby (Conservative Party)

Will Richards (Ukip)

Clive Smith (Independent)

Mike Soley (Independent)

Jerry Thomas (Conservative Party)

David Watkins (Conservative Party)

Martin Willis (Labour Party)


Bronwen Jane Behan (Conservative Party)

John Humphreys (Liberal Democrat)


Malcolm Gordon Victory (Green Party)

Lisa Walton (Labour Party)

Barbara Williams (Conservative Party)


Nigel Caldicott (Independent)

Roger Collins (Conservative Party)

Mike Davies (Independent)


Caroline Bovey (Liberal Democrat)

Leanne Halling (Conservative Party)

Ian Hopewood (Conservative Party)

Lynne Lambeth (Labour Party)

Patrick Terrace Mewton (Conservative Party)

Val Myatt (Liberal Democrat)

Brian Pilcher (Liberal Democrat)

David Scrimshaw (Ukip)

Daniel Walton (Labour Party)


David Barrie (Ukip)

Sarah Beard (Conservative Party)

David Bicknell (Conservative Party)

Elaine Newman (Liberal Democrat)

Tom Wells (Liberal Democrat)


Hannah Campbell (Conservative Party)

Will Chaundy (Liberal Democrat)

Malcolm Delingpole (Ukip)

Robert John Dowler (Green Party)

Roger Hall-Jones (Conservative Party)

Graham Myatt (Liberal Democrat)

Melinda Platt (Green Party)


Jeremy Owenson (Conservative Party)

Roger Sutton (Independent)

Teme Valley

Andrew Dolan (Ukip)

Gill Farmer (Conservative Party)


Phil Grove (Conservative Party)

Jonathan Pryce Morgan (Labour Party)

Tony Penn (Conservative Party)

Upton and Hanley

Doug Guest (Ukip)

Andrea Morgan (Conservative Party)

Mike Morgan (Conservative Party)

Tim Perry (Independent)

Les Roberts (Labour Party)

Robin Whitebeam (Green Party)


Paul Bennett (Conservative Party)

Jill Campbell (Independent)

Chris O’Donnell (Conservative Party)

Jackie Smethurst (Green Party)


Jennie Kelly (Conservative Party)

Harry Lofthouse (Conservative Party)

John Raine (Green Party)

Julian Roskams (Green Party)


Paul Cumming (Conservative Party)

Steve Main (Green Party)

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