by Harbour Villages on 26 February, 2018
Chichester District Council – By Election
Adrian Moss is the new Fishbourne District Councillor
Adrian Moss successfully defended the Fishbourne seat on Chichester District Council for the Lib Dems on Thursday 22nd February with a 3.3% increase in the overall majority.
Adrian Moss Liberal Democrats 459 54.5% +3.3%
Libby Alexander Conservative 293 35% -2.3%
Kevin Hughes Labour 88 10.5% + 10.5%
Turn Our 42.2%
Both Adrian Moss and Libby Alexander have strong Fishbourne connections and despite a major push by the local Conservative Party, Adrian was able to hold the seat with an increased majority.
Adrian first moved to Fishbourne in 1993 and Libby arrived a few years ago.
For a local By election, at this time of year, the turn-out of 42.2% was very high. This was probably due to the level of activity put in by both parties as this was seen as a really important election with the Conservative Party hoping to wrestle the seat from the Lib Dems.
The Conservatives seemed to encourage many of their existing Councillors to visit Fishbourne and knock on doors to persuade residents to vote Conservatives, but on this occasion they failed to make any impression on the Lib Dem majority.
Many residents commented that they trusted Adrian and knew him from the past and would be backing him again.
Adrian said after the victory “I am privileges to represent Fishbourne on the District Council and grateful for the confidence shown by the residents of the village. I am really excited to be back on the Council. Thank you to all my friends in Fishbourne and thank you so much to all the people who came and helped. Without the help this victory would not have been possible.”
Adrian continued “ On the doorstep, at the Fishbourne Centre and in correspondence people mentioned a wide range of issues they wanted me to look at. I have already started and will be reporting back to residents as soon as I can.”
Adrian will be publishing a monthly E-Newsletter and a quarterly Focus printed newsletter. He will also be having regular “Drop In Sessions”; with dates to be announced shortly.
For residents wanting to contact Adrian on any important matters now please just telephone, email or text him. His full contact details can be found on this site.Leave a comment