Former Isle of Wight Councillor wins by-election

By a County Press reporter

Friday, April 11, 2014


Former Isle of Wight Councillor wins by-election

Newly elected Newport Parish Councillor Roger Dixcey with his wife and fellow parish councillor Debbie.

A FORMER Isle of Wight Councillor has been elected to Newport Parish Council, following a by-election yesterday (Thursday).

Roger Dixcey replaces David Whittaker, who was jailed last month for child sex offences.

Cllr Dixcey, a former Conservative member for Newport South on the Isle of Wight Council who lost his seat in 2013, will represent Newport West on the parish council.

He defeated Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats chairman John Ward, who had served on the parish council previously, by 276 votes to 81.

Cllr Dixcey said: "This is a great result. I am absolutely delighted that the people of Newport West have given me such a resounding majority.

"In return, I pledge to do my utmost to ensure that they are fully and effectively represented on the Parish Council. I have been involved with this area all my adult life and whilst it is a great place to live, it does have real problems that need addressing.

"I am looking forward to working closely with my fellow parish councillors, the Island MP, Andrew Turner, and Cllr Chris Whitehouse who represents Newport West on the Isle of Wight Council. Together we will be a great team that can really make a difference for local people."

He will be working along side his wife Debbie, who is also a parish councillor.

Just 14.43 per cent of 2,480 electorate voted.

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