Congratulations to Gavin Chambers: the latest Liberal Democrat candidate to win an election in Epping Forest.
The result was convincing:
Lib Dem (Gavin Chambers) – 614 votes (63%)
Conservative – 312 (32%)
BNP – 56 (6%)
It represents something of a vote of confidence in the hard work of the Lib Dem team who run Buckhurst Hill parish council. The council has chalked up a number of achievements in recent years, including saving the old Roding Centre (now renamed the Woollard Centre) from being sold for housing redevelopment and delivering a new playground and ball court for local young people.
I know they have plenty of future plans too and will continue to campaign for the interests of their local residents.