Councillor Mike Shellens wins Huntingdon by-election
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Councillor Mike Shellens has won the seat as a Huntingdonshire District Councillor (HDC) for the Huntingdon East ward.
The by-election was held yesterday (November 4) between two candidates, Mike Shellens and Jonas King.
Mr Shellens, a Liberal Democrat, previously stood as a (HDC) councillor for 10 years from 2008 to 2018 and has now been re-elected, receiving 813 votes.
Mr King, a Conservative, who is currently a Cambridgeshire County Councillor (CCC) for Huntingdon North and Hartford, received 656 votes.
On winning his seat Mike Shellens said: "After yesterday’s unnecessary and costly by election victory, we have just six months until the major elections in May.
"In the meantime it will be refreshing to be working again with officers whom I used to know well during my earlier 8 year stint as a District Councillor.
"As you can imagine, having knocked on literally hundreds of doors since May asking for residents concerns, we have a torrent of work to get through.
- 1 Eight Huntingdon children handed anti-social behaviour interventions
- 2 Suspected case of bird flu in swan reported to DEFRA
- 3 A1 set for night-time and weekend closures until August
- 4 Meet the Sassy Lassies cycling group encouraging women in Huntingdonshire to ride
- 5 New homes plan for Huntingdonshire village
- 6 Police check home of 101-year-old animal rights patron for stolen beagles
- 7 7 of the most beautiful churches in Cambridgeshire
- 8 Life sentence confirmed for Rikki Neave murderer
- 9 Part of The Busway set for weekend closure with diversions near St Ives
- 10 Beagle puppies freed at MBR Acres after second day of action
"This will take time, but we shall plug away. It is going to be an exciting six months."