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EU REFERENDUM LOCAL RESULT

WILTSHIRE (Excluding Swindon)
'Leave' - 52.5% - 151,637 VOTES
'Remain' - 47.5% - 137,258 VOTES
Turnout: 78.8%

SECOND TERM FOR ANGUS MACPHERSON!

Hearty congratulations to Angus Macpherson, who has been re-elected for a second term as Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon.

Voting for the PCC took place in 5 constituencies in Wiltshire and 2 constituencies in Swindon. When the results were consolidated, Angus, the Conservative candidate, had received 56,605 of the first preference votes (45%) compared with his nearest rival, Labour’s Kevin Small, who received 28,166 (22%).
 
Under the supplementary vote system, as no one had received 50% of the first preferences, all but these top two candidates were eliminated. The second preferences of the unsuccessful Lib Dem and UKIP candidates were then apportioned. The final result gave Angus 68,622 first and second preference votes (64%) while Kevin Small got 39,365 (36%).
 
In his acceptance speech, Angus described the result as "a vote of confidence in local policing", but added: "That is not to say everything is perfect.  "In my second term I will be focusing on the issues raised by the public during the campaign. We can do more for our communities and my job for the next four years is to make sure that we do."
 
The turnout was nearly 25%, up from 15% in 2012. It is interesting to note that, if the PCC result had been left to the Devizes Constituency alone, Angus would have got in on the first round with 55% of the first preference votes.
 
Although elections are political, Police and Crime Commissioners are required to take an Oath of Impartiality so that they represent all people without fear or favour.
 
Thank you to all those of you, who contributed towards Angus’s campaign.

BRIDGE LUNCH

OPEN TO ALL, INCLUDING NON-MEMBERS

Upavon Village Hall. (SN9 6AB).
Doors open at 12.30pm.  Lunch at 1.00pm.~

2-Course Buffet Lunch and a welcome glass of wine.
Teams of 4.  Please bring a Bridge cloth & cards.  Score sheets and pencils provided.
Tickets £10 from Mrs Ann Merrett (01980) 671231 / eagleann39@gmail.com

Like to talk politics? We would love to hear YOUR VIEWS & IDEAS about how best to remedy the current housing shortage?

Why not come along to an informal supper with a serious debate in The Marlborough Room, Conservative Club, 116, High Street, Marlborough (SN8 1LZ).  7 for 7.30pm.

ALL WELCOME!

THE ASSOCIATION'S POLICY FORUM ARE A TEAM WITHIN DEVIZES CONSTITUENCY CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION, WHO ORGANISE LIVELY DISCUSSIONS ON A REGULAR BASIS WITH THE AIM OF ENSURING THAT THE VIEWS FROM OUR CONSTITUENCY ARE AT THE HEART OF POLICY FORMATION AT CONSERVATIVE CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS.

Supper £7.50 - Chicken Curry.

RSVP Mrs Ann Merrett (01980 671231 / eagleann39@btinternet.com  on or before 25th January.

Do you enjoy good food, meeting new people and would enjoy listening to a wide variety of fascinating speakers?

Well, Devizes Constituency Conservative Association's Ladies Lunch Club may very well be of interest to you.   
 
Our thriving Club meets six-times a year at the delightful North Wiltshire Golf Club, situated in the heart of the Downs, between Calne and Devizes.  We would be delighted if you could join us for our next gathering on Monday 18th January, when Mr Kevin Walsh is coming to speak about the exciting new development of Devizes NHS Treatment Centre.

Why not give us a try?  You would be made to feel most welcome.

To find out more, please don't hesitate to give the Club's Chairman, Janet Giles a call on 01380 850327.

RESULT - General Election - Devizes Constituency

2015 GENERAL ELECTION RESULT - Devizes Constituency

Declared at 4.35am

CLAIRE PERRY (CONSERVATIVE) = 28,295 VOTES (ELECTED)
Majority increased from 13,005 to 20,751

DAVID POLLITT (UKIP) = 7,544 VOTES

CHRIS WATTS (LABOUR) = 6,360 VOTES

MANDA RIGBY (LIB DEM) = 3,954 VOTES

EMMA DAWNAY (GREEN) = 2,853 VOTES

The turnout was 71%.Thank you for your support.

DCCA Officers Management Team 2015/16 Elected

At the Association’s Annual General Meeting held on 20 February, the Officers elected to serve upon its Management Team for the year 2015/2016 are as follows:

Chairman - Mr Richard Gamble - (RE-ELECTED)
Deputy Chairman (Fund raising) - Mrs Jackie Dicks - (RE-ELECTED)
Deputy Chairman (Political) - Mr Philip Whitehead - (NEW)
Hon Treasurer - Dr Martin Hamer - (RE-ELECTED)
Membership Officer - Mr Jonathan Lewis - (RE-ELECTED)
Branch Liaison Officer - Mrs Ann Merrett - (RE-ELECTED)
Campaign Support Officer - Mr Roger Dobson - (NEW)
CWCC Chairman - Mrs Jane Lee - (RE-ELECTED)
CEC Chairman - Mrs Janet Giles - (RE-ELECTED)
CPF Chairman - Mrs Ann Merrett - (RE-ELECTED)
CF Chairman - Ms Freya Lewis - (RE-ELECTED)

President - The Hon. Lady Keswick - (RE-ELECTED)

Vice-Presidents - Mrs Brenda Blyth, Mrs Jackie Dicks, Mrs Frances Mills, Dr Harry Beckhough MBE, Mr Jerry Willmott CBE QFSM, Lt. Col. Derek Jarvis DFC (Rtd.), Mrs Kay Davie & Mr Ken Carter - (RE-ELECTED)

Vice-Presidents - Mrs Janet Giles, Mr Mike Smith & Mr Lionel Grundy OBE - (NEW)