Wokingham Conservatives lament 'unfair' election resultBy Victoria Smith
May 04, 2012
Wokingham's Conservative leader believes today's borough council election results are "rather unfair" on his party.
Councillor David Lee, leader of Wokingham Borough Council, said it would have been "difficult to do anymore" in his party's 2012 election campaigning.
The Tories had a disappointing result at today's count, with the Conservative's Winnersh seat going to the Liberal Democrat's Rachelle Shepherd-Dubey and Charvil taken by independent candidate Nick Ray.
This is the first time an independent candidate has won a seat in Wokingham borough since 2002.
Councillor David Lee, leader of Wokingham Conservatives, said: "I'm a bit down because I think it would be difficult to do any more than we have done.
"We have definitely suffered a but from the whole waste thing. In all honesty, I think it's rather unfair.
"We could've just done nothing, which is what a lot of people seem to think, and hike up the council tax."
Cllr Prue Bray, leader of Wokingham Lib Dems, was delighted with the party's win in Winnersh and pleased the party held all its other seats in the borough.
She added the borough's new waste collection scheme, where all residents have been given 80 bags for waste each year, had played a big part in the Lib Dem's win in Winnersh.