Conservatives remain in control of Fareham Borough Council

UKIP councillor Chris Wood

UKIP councillor Chris Wood

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THE big story of the night in Fareham was UKIP winning its first ever council seat.

Christopher Wood became the first UKIP candidate to be elected to Fareham Borough Council.

After taking the Stubbington seat he said: "I am pleased. We performed superbly across the borough and it shows the hard work we have carried out is worthwhile. They have responded.

"It is the first breakthrough and I hope there will be many more to come.

"I will work hard to change their minds and work hard for the community that I serve and have lived in all my life. I want to thank everyone that we out and voted."

After the election the Tories, pictured celebrating below, remained in overall control of the authority.

Daily Echo:

Lib Dem Paul Whittle is celebrating this morning after regaining the Fareham East seat.

He said: "I am delighted. I am pleased to have increased my majority.

"I am very much enjoying representing the people of Fareham East. I will be pleased to do so again.

"We have got affective Lib Dem opposition and we stand for a fair and equal society with good democracy and balance in Fareham.

"The key issues will continue to be planning, particularly affordable housing, continuing to establish what happens about the Welborne housing development, transport and infrastructure."

Conservative councillor Pamela Bryant won the Fareham North seat.

She said: "I am relieved. I didn't think I would win. I can get back to doing what I do best for the people of Fareham North who I have represented for many years.

"I am delighted to have been voted again."

Conservative councillor Trevor Cartwright will continue serving the people of Warsash after winning his seat.

He told the Daily Echo: "I am overwhelmed to get the good majority I got. I have been a councillor in Warsash for 14 years and I am very pleased."

Jack Englefield became the first independent councillor to be voted onto Fareham Borough Council in 20 years.

He celebrated winning the Titchfield Common seat with his wife Sharon, pictured below, who has been supporting him throughout the campaign.

Daily Echo:

Jack said: "All my family have helped and I couldn't have done it without them.

"It feels even better to know I have won with them.

"I have got over the barrier of politics and the person, and I am a person now. My slogan all throughout was people before party politics."

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4:54am Fri 23 May 14

Major Ray Cist says...

Jesus, as if living in Fareham wasn't bad enough already.
Jesus, as if living in Fareham wasn't bad enough already. Major Ray Cist
  • Score: -7

5:35am Fri 23 May 14

elvisimo says...

Major Ray Cist wrote:
Jesus, as if living in Fareham wasn't bad enough already.
Excellent. They now a a child bnp councillor
[quote][p][bold]Major Ray Cist[/bold] wrote: Jesus, as if living in Fareham wasn't bad enough already.[/p][/quote]Excellent. They now a a child bnp councillor elvisimo
  • Score: -10

6:31am Fri 23 May 14

jen1 says...

Congratulations Chris, I'm sure you'll do a great job
Congratulations Chris, I'm sure you'll do a great job jen1
  • Score: 10

4:12pm Fri 23 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

I feel sorry for the residents of the Stubbington ward.
I feel sorry for the residents of the Stubbington ward. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -7

4:57pm Fri 23 May 14

djbon87 says...

How old is this Chris Woods? He barely looks 18! What does he know about politics... there is a law in the United States which prevents children from being politicians, that needs to be applied here.
How old is this Chris Woods? He barely looks 18! What does he know about politics... there is a law in the United States which prevents children from being politicians, that needs to be applied here. djbon87
  • Score: -8

6:07pm Fri 23 May 14

SDR1234 says...

djbon87 wrote:
How old is this Chris Woods? He barely looks 18! What does he know about politics... there is a law in the United States which prevents children from being politicians, that needs to be applied here.
Yeah, because the older politicians have been fantastic for us over the years.... wait.

He's 24, not that it matters
[quote][p][bold]djbon87[/bold] wrote: How old is this Chris Woods? He barely looks 18! What does he know about politics... there is a law in the United States which prevents children from being politicians, that needs to be applied here.[/p][/quote]Yeah, because the older politicians have been fantastic for us over the years.... wait. He's 24, not that it matters SDR1234
  • Score: 9

7:35pm Fri 23 May 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
I feel sorry for the residents of the Stubbington ward.
Why would you feel sorry for the people of the Stubbington ward ...... Surely they are the ones that voted him in didnt they .....
.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for the residents of the Stubbington ward.[/p][/quote]Why would you feel sorry for the people of the Stubbington ward ...... Surely they are the ones that voted him in didnt they ..... . Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 5

7:59pm Fri 23 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
I feel sorry for the residents of the Stubbington ward.
Why would you feel sorry for the people of the Stubbington ward ...... Surely they are the ones that voted him in didnt they .....
.
Not all of them voted for the UK Nazi representative.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for the residents of the Stubbington ward.[/p][/quote]Why would you feel sorry for the people of the Stubbington ward ...... Surely they are the ones that voted him in didnt they ..... .[/p][/quote]Not all of them voted for the UK Nazi representative. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -9

8:15pm Fri 23 May 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
I feel sorry for the residents of the Stubbington ward.
Why would you feel sorry for the people of the Stubbington ward ...... Surely they are the ones that voted him in didnt they .....
.
Not all of them voted for the UK Nazi representative.
Democratically elected ...... Does that ring any bells
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for the residents of the Stubbington ward.[/p][/quote]Why would you feel sorry for the people of the Stubbington ward ...... Surely they are the ones that voted him in didnt they ..... .[/p][/quote]Not all of them voted for the UK Nazi representative.[/p][/quote]Democratically elected ...... Does that ring any bells Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 11

8:34pm Fri 23 May 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
I feel sorry for the residents of the Stubbington ward.
Why would you feel sorry for the people of the Stubbington ward ...... Surely they are the ones that voted him in didnt they .....
.
Not all of them voted for the UK Nazi representative.
Democratically elected ...... Does that ring any bells
Doesn't stop UKIP from being full of fascist, racist, Nazis and doesn't stop me from showing sympathy to those who did NOT want UKIP to represent them.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for the residents of the Stubbington ward.[/p][/quote]Why would you feel sorry for the people of the Stubbington ward ...... Surely they are the ones that voted him in didnt they ..... .[/p][/quote]Not all of them voted for the UK Nazi representative.[/p][/quote]Democratically elected ...... Does that ring any bells[/p][/quote]Doesn't stop UKIP from being full of fascist, racist, Nazis and doesn't stop me from showing sympathy to those who did NOT want UKIP to represent them. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -9

10:06am Sat 24 May 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
I feel sorry for the residents of the Stubbington ward.
Why would you feel sorry for the people of the Stubbington ward ...... Surely they are the ones that voted him in didnt they .....
.
Not all of them voted for the UK Nazi representative.
Democratically elected ...... Does that ring any bells
Doesn't stop UKIP from being full of fascist, racist, Nazis and doesn't stop me from showing sympathy to those who did NOT want UKIP to represent them.
I hardly think that the people of Stubbington who voted UKIP are themselves fascist, racist, Nazis ( Your words ) .......
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for the residents of the Stubbington ward.[/p][/quote]Why would you feel sorry for the people of the Stubbington ward ...... Surely they are the ones that voted him in didnt they ..... .[/p][/quote]Not all of them voted for the UK Nazi representative.[/p][/quote]Democratically elected ...... Does that ring any bells[/p][/quote]Doesn't stop UKIP from being full of fascist, racist, Nazis and doesn't stop me from showing sympathy to those who did NOT want UKIP to represent them.[/p][/quote]I hardly think that the people of Stubbington who voted UKIP are themselves fascist, racist, Nazis ( Your words ) ....... Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 5

10:12am Sat 24 May 14

andysaints007 says...

Ginger cyclist you are now officially a complete tw*t.
Ginger cyclist you are now officially a complete tw*t. andysaints007
  • Score: 4

5:31pm Mon 26 May 14

Guesswho99 says...

You can't comment on Chris Wood if you don't know him or his background! Standard people who know nothing slagging off the person they didn't vote for. He's been to university and got an education so he's not a child and probably knows a hell of a lot more about politics than most of you!
You can't comment on Chris Wood if you don't know him or his background! Standard people who know nothing slagging off the person they didn't vote for. He's been to university and got an education so he's not a child and probably knows a hell of a lot more about politics than most of you! Guesswho99
  • Score: 2

6:24pm Thu 29 May 14

fareham_man3 says...

My sense is that people are utterly dissatisfied with the monetary system and are grasping at any straw. This should be sending a totally clear message that the face of politics has to change in favour of the 90% of the workers who create the money to pay off the national debts created by the people who are perceived to get a massive bonus for getting us in this mess.
Many people I have spoken to are going to vote UKIP for the shear hell of it, they are fed with politicians both labour and tory who have no clue about working class people or even struggling middle class people.
My sense is that people are utterly dissatisfied with the monetary system and are grasping at any straw. This should be sending a totally clear message that the face of politics has to change in favour of the 90% of the workers who create the money to pay off the national debts created by the people who are perceived to get a massive bonus for getting us in this mess. Many people I have spoken to are going to vote UKIP for the shear hell of it, they are fed with politicians both labour and tory who have no clue about working class people or even struggling middle class people. fareham_man3
  • Score: 0

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