The Conservative Group are delighted to win back the Mabe, Perranaworthal and St Gluvias Division from UKIP.
It was the narrowest of victories over Lib Dem candidate, John Ault by one vote. Mr Ault, a lecturer in politics and a former County Councillor in SE Cornwall is apparently a writer of a treatise on getting elected.
The new Conservative councillor is a local businessman, Peter Williams who was formerly a tin miner at South Crofty and a volunteer lifeguard for many years.Whilst I am sure he will be an excellent local champion I also look forward to working with Peter as he is keen to use his business experience for Cornwall Council. It is important to invest to create jobs and protect services. It should not be 'all about cuts'.