I, Neil Davies, being the Returning Officer at the election of Councillors for Watling ward held on Thursday 4 May 2023 do hereby give notice that the number of votes given for each candidate at the election was as follows:

Surname Other names Description Number of votes
Coombs Tracy Labour and Co-operative Party 1,977
Marsden Steven James Conservative Party candidate 985
Munro Tina Green Party 361
Nestorov Marian Angelov Labour and Co-operative Party 1,823
Stamp Christina Melanie (commonly known as Chrissy Stamp) Labour and Co-operative Party 1,998
Strudwick-Long Adam Conservative Party candidate 808
Venus-Coppard Tina Louise Conservative Party candidate 817
Yale David William Liberal Democrats 313

And declare that:

  • Tracy Coombs
  • Marian Angelov Nestorov
  • Chrissy Stamp

have been duly elected as the councillors for the ward.

The number of votes rejected or not counted by me at this election was:

Reason Number of votes
For want of official mark 0
For voting for more candidates than entitled  12
For writing or marks by which the voter could be identified 3
For being unmarked or voided for uncertainty 44
Total 59

Verification statement

As Returning Officer, I declare that having concluded the verification of ballot papers:

  • The total number of verified ballot papers from the polling stations: 2,108
  • The total number of verified postal ballot papers: 1,196
  • The total number of ballot papers verified: 3,304
  • The electorate as of today: 10,149
  • Turnout: 32.55%

Neil Davies, Returning Officer, 5 May 2023