I, Neil Davies, being the Returning Officer at the election of Councillors for Hoo St Werburgh and High Halstow 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
Barwell Gary Labour Party 358
Christmas Guiliana Paola Labour Party 336
Crozer George Josiah Thomas Independent 2,388
Hudson Steven John (commonly known as Steve Hudson) Reform UK 94
Mitchell Fatima Local Conservatives 409
Pearce Michael Ian Independent 2,230
Sands Ronald Philip (commonly known as Ron Sands) Independent 2,279
Sergejenkovs-Telford Aaron Robert (commonly known as Aaron Sergejenkovs-Telford) Liberal Democrats 51
Sparks Christopher John (commonly known as Chris Sparks) Local Conservatives 427
Sutton Julian Charles Green Party 140
Tildesley Robert John Local Conservatives 465
Vickery Stephen Allan Labour Party 286

And declare that:

  • George Josiah Thomas Crozer
  • Michael Ian Pearce
  • Ron Sands

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  9
For writing or marks by which the voter could be identified 0
For being unmarked or voided for uncertainty 0
Total 9

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: 2,346
  • The total number of verified postal ballot papers: 1,003
  • The total number of ballot papers verified: 3,349
  • The electorate as of today: 10,049
  • Turnout: 33.33%

Neil Davies, Returning Officer, 5 May 2023