Candidates announced for Wiltshire Council's Ethandune (Westbury area) seat

One of the candidates, Rod Eaton

One of the candidates, Rod Eaton

First published in Latest News

Five candidates are bidding to become the Wiltshire councillor representing people living in the villages around Westbury.

The vacancy for the Ethandune division, which covers Bratton, Coulston, Dilton Marsh, Edington, Heywood and Hawkeridge, arose after the death of Linda Conley – the representative since the May 2013 elections.

The by-election is on March 6 and the successful candidate will not only become part of the Wiltshire Council, but will also take up their place as one of the four councillors on Westbury area board.

The five candidates are: Rod Eaton (UKIP), Shaun Henley (Labour), Carole King (Lib Dem), Francis Morland (Independent) and Jerry Wickham (Conservative).

For more details about the by-election, visit the Wiltshire Council website at www.wiltshire.gov.uk

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10:18am Fri 14 Feb 14

the optimist says...

A good chance to ask all candidates on how they would have voted last week at the allowances meeting?

Its time we let those in power know that we put them there and expect certain standards?
A good chance to ask all candidates on how they would have voted last week at the allowances meeting? Its time we let those in power know that we put them there and expect certain standards? the optimist
  • Score: 3

4:22pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Friend of the People says...

Looks like UKIP have merged with the mafia - see photo. Can't see that going down well in the byways of Ethandune.

Yes, the optimist is right. Local people should ask all candidates if they are standing to get the allowances or to serve the people.

Will there be any public meetings at which the candidates can debate and take questions from the public?
Looks like UKIP have merged with the mafia - see photo. Can't see that going down well in the byways of Ethandune. Yes, the optimist is right. Local people should ask all candidates if they are standing to get the allowances or to serve the people. Will there be any public meetings at which the candidates can debate and take questions from the public? Friend of the People
  • Score: -1

6:43pm Fri 14 Feb 14

IanMcL says...

Hardly political balance! Five candidates and only one pictured!

Bias in the extreme by a local newspaper.
Hardly political balance! Five candidates and only one pictured! Bias in the extreme by a local newspaper. IanMcL
  • Score: 4

10:49am Sun 16 Feb 14

Mrs Donnyfly says...

IanMcL wrote:
Hardly political balance! Five candidates and only one pictured!

Bias in the extreme by a local newspaper.
Only if you think the voters will decide on who takes the best photo.
[quote][p][bold]IanMcL[/bold] wrote: Hardly political balance! Five candidates and only one pictured! Bias in the extreme by a local newspaper.[/p][/quote]Only if you think the voters will decide on who takes the best photo. Mrs Donnyfly
  • Score: -1

11:59am Mon 17 Feb 14

gingin says...

if questioned none of them will admit to being in it for the money or voted for the allowances rise will they?

If you vote the Tory into Wiltshire Council you will never have any change!
if questioned none of them will admit to being in it for the money or voted for the allowances rise will they? If you vote the Tory into Wiltshire Council you will never have any change! gingin
  • Score: 0

5:55pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Morello says...

The allowances must have gone up more than I realised for Carole King to ditch songwriting.
The allowances must have gone up more than I realised for Carole King to ditch songwriting. Morello
  • Score: 0

5:59pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Friend of the People says...

It must be the mafia money.
It must be the mafia money. Friend of the People
  • Score: 0

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