Candidates confirmed for by-election triggered by ballot paper drama
16 November, 2015
THE candidates for the Kinson South by-election have been confirmed.
The election will take place on Thursday, 10 December, for two Bournemouth Borough Council seats.
As reported, it was triggered by a High Court ruling after the result of the 7 May poll was challenged when ballot paper books were incorrectly labelled as Kinson North and vice-versa.
The error meant that the incorrect papers were sent to polling stations and some were given to voters. In all, 115 electors were unable to vote in Kinson South.
The High Court ruled that the first placed candidate, Cllr Laurence Fear, was validly elected, but the second and third-placed, Roger Marley and Norman Decent, were not because the number of electors affected by the error was sufficient to affect their election.
Standing for Labour are Beryl Baxter and Mel Semple.
For the Greens are Geoffrey Darnton and Carla Christina Rachel Gregory-May.
The Conservatives are fielding Norman Decent and Roger Marley.
The candidates for the Bournemouth Independent Alliance are Philip Davenport and Roger West.
Liberal Democrat representation comes from Phil Dunn and Gill Pardy.
Duane Farr will stand for UKIP and Kevin Dixon for Patria.
This is an opportunity for the people of Kinson South to elect an honest local man who is not beholden to any of the discredited Establishment gangs and who will speak out boldly in the interests of our folk.
Patria, the Home of Patriots, neither left nor right but patriotic.
Good Luck to Kevin on 10 December! May the best man win.