Morgan thrilled to beat his own odds to win election

THE bald, tattooed head of John Morgan is not one you might expect to see wearing the robes of Huntingdon Town Council. But the self-employed shopkeeper will be swapping his jeans and t-shirts for ceremonial garb after being elected last week. After the e

THE bald, tattooed head of John Morgan is not one you might expect to see wearing the robes of Huntingdon Town Council.

But the self-employed shopkeeper will be swapping his jeans and t-shirts for ceremonial garb after being elected last week.

After the election result, Liberal Democrat candidate Mr Morgan told The Hunts Post: "I am thrilled to bits. I thought I had a chance of being elected but in my head it was 60-40 against it happening.

"It is especially pleasing considering that only two Liberal Democrats stood for the ward and both were elected. I can't wait to get started."

Mr Morgan, who settled in Huntingdon in 1985 after a spell in the Royal Navy, has previously stood for Huntingdon Town Council.

Christopher Osborn was the other Liberal Democrat elected in Huntingdon.

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For St Neots town council, Conservative councillors swept the board in Eaton Ford, winning all four seats, but the Eynesbury, Eaton Socon and Priory Park wards were dominated by the liberals.

The new make up of St Neots Town Council will see 13 Lib Dems and six Conservatives serve on the Council.

The new Mayor of St Neots will be elected at the town's annual meeting, following votes and nominations from the newly-elected Town Councillors.

For full parish council results visit www.huntspost.co.uk

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