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Town council election shocks in West Wilts
TOWN council elections in west Wiltshire produced numerous shocks with several mayors and ex-mayors left out in the cold.
In Warminster, controversial town councillor John Syme (Lib Dem) lost his seat, while his ex-wife Pip Ridout (Con) was elected for the first time.
Warminster Town Council is now entirely Conservative apart from one Lib Dem councillor.
The mayor of Melksham, Margaret White (Lab) was another high-profile casualty as Labour suffered yet more losses. Town councillors Geoff Mitcham (Lab) and Davina Griffin (Lab) both lost their seats on Melksham Town Council too.
On Trowbridge Town Council former mayors Grace Hill (Lib Dem), Glyn Bridges (Lib Dem) and Angela Milroy (Lib Dem) lost their seats.
BRADFORD ON AVON TOWN COUNCIL
Sheila Allen (Con), Gwen Allison (Con), David Bolwell (Lib Dem), Linda Coggan (Lib Dem), Alison Craddock (Lib Dem), Simon Fisher (Lib Dem), Malcolm Hewson (Lib Dem), Vicky Landell Mills (Lib Dem), Peter Leach (Lib Dem), Isabel Martindale (Lib Dem), Janet Repton (Lib Dem), Paul Skidmore (Lib Dem)
MELKSHAM TOWN COUNCIL
Simon Bridgford-Whittick (Con), Sarah Cardy (Lab), Rod Eaton (Con), Geoffrey Carr (Con), Mark Griffiths (Con), Joan Kinder (Con), Vic Oakman (Lab), Chris Petty (Ind), Louise Smith (Lab), Terri Welch (Lib Dem), Adrienne Westbrook (Ind), Simon White (Con), Sheila Wilkinson (Con), Pamela Wiltshire (Con), Richard Wiltshire (Con)
TROWBRIDGE TOWN COUNCIL
Chris Beaver (Lib Dem), Clive Blakemore (Lib Dem), Nick Blakemore (Lib Dem), Bob Brice (Lib Dem), Andrew Bryant (Lib Dem), Derek Coop (Con), Terry Couchman (Lib Dem), Ashley Diiorio (Con), Peter Fuller (Con), Graham Hedley (Lib Dem), Richard Ing (Con), Tom James (Lib Dem), John Knight (Ind), Odette Morris (Lib Dem), Jeff Osborn (Lib Dem), Helen Osborn (Lib Dem), Graham Payne (Con), Dave Perkins (Con), Arthur Ransom (Lib Dem), Philip Seager (Con)
WARMINSTER TOWN COUNCIL
Martin Baker (Con), Paul Batchelor (Lib Dem), Veronica Burden (Con), Andrew Davis (Con), Sue Fraser (Con), Robert Fryer (Con), Tony Field (Con), Keith Humphries (Con), Chris March (Con), Tony Nicklin (Con), Pip Ridout (Con), Stephen Wheeler (Con)
WESTBURY TOWN COUNCIL
Adam Berrisford (Con), Georgie Denison-Pender (Con), Peter Ezra (Lab), Sue Ezra (Con), Charlie Finbow (Con), Russell Hawker (Ind), Michael Hawkins (Con), Derek Hulin (Con), Ian Lorimer (Con), Francis Morland (Ind), Christine Mitchell (Lab), Stephen Pyne (Con), Jackie Reed (Con), Ian Taylor (Con), David Windess (Con)
One more candidate will need to be co-opted onto the council due to a shortage of candidates standing in the Westbury Laverton ward.