Friday, 24 June 2011

AND THE WINNER IS...

It's the moment you've all been waiting for – voting in the poll to find TDC's sexiest councillor has now been closed and the winner is... WILL SCOBIE!

As Thanet District Council's youngest-ever elected representative, Cllr Will Scobie won the lion's share of the public's support by finishing in top place with 29.90% of the vote, proving that not only does the boy wonder have youth on his side, but he also has the X factor... or should that be 'sex' factor? Quite how the Labour Party's young prodigy Will feels about being declared the 'sexiest' councillor at Thanet Council is unknown to me, but I'm sure the good people of Dane Valley who he represents will be pleased with the news, especially since one anonymous commenter on this blog referred to him as 'TDC's very own answer to Justin Bieber!'

Finishing in second place was Conservative candidate for Birchington Ward, Cllr John Worrow, bagging himself a respectable 20% share of the vote and securing himself the runner-up slot, while Thanet Council's sexiest female councillor is Labour's blonde bombsell Cllr Linda Aldred with 7% of the vote. The sexiest cabinet member at the local council is officially Cllr Alasdair Bruce who came joint 8th, which brings a whole new level of meaning to his nickname of 'The Rock Doc'!

In a head-to-head between leader of Thanet Council and the Leader of the Labour Opposition, Cllr Bob Bayford narrowly pipped Cllr Clive Hart to the post, beating him by a single vote into joint 10th place and leaving Hart languishing somewhat in joint 11th place. Mind you, I'm sure Clive will take some consolation in the fact that his gorgeous wife and fellow councillor Sandra Hart finished 5th, so I'm sure Mr and Mrs Hart will be more than happy with the result!

Surprisingly, this poll attracted a whopping 301 votes from readers of Thanet Waves, which I think is something of a record for a local blog. I believe the last record-breaker was Eastcliff Richard's poll back in January 2010 which got 181 votes, so I'm very pleased that this poll for TDC's sexiest councillor has captured everybody's imagination. It was certainly good for a chuckle!

I'd like to thank you all for voting and express my gratitude to Academy FM, YourThanet and the press team at the Isle of Thanet Gazette (including columnist Jane Wenham-Jones) for giving this poll some publicity in the local media! I certainly didn't expect it to attract so much interest but it's been jolly good fun and I've enjoyed every second! I hope you've enjoyed it too!

Oh, and check out the news article from YourThanet's online newspaper:
Image from YourThanet Online Edition - Issue No 192





Here is the full breakdown of all the results:
  1. Will Scobie (Labour) (90 votes) – 29.90%
  2. John Worrow (Conservative) (60 votes) – 20.00%
  3. Linda Aldred (Labour) (21 votes) – 7.00%
  4. Neil Hornus (Conservative) (19 votes) – 6.33%
  5. Sandra Hart (Labour) (9 votes) – 3.00%
  6. Harry Scobie (Labour) (8 votes) – 2.67%
  7. Linda Wright (Conservative) (7 votes) – 2.33%
  8. Alasdair Bruce (Conservative) (6 votes) – 2.00%
    Elizabeth Green (Labour) (6 votes) – 2.00%
    Julie Marson (Conservative) (6 votes) – 2.00%
    Keith Coleman-Cooke (Conservative) (6 votes) – 2.00%
    William Hayton (Conservative) (6 votes) – 2.00%
  9. Jack Cohen (Independent) (5 votes) – 1.67%
    Thomas King (Independent) (5 votes) – 1.67% 
  10. Bob Bayford (Conservative) (4 votes) – 1.33%
    Chris Wells (Conservative) (4 votes) – 1.33%
  11. Clive Hart (Labour) (3 votes) – 1.00%
    Ela Lodge-Pritchard (Labour) (3 votes) – 1.00%
    Kim Gibson (Labour) (3 votes) – 1.00%
    Michelle Fenner (Labour) (3 votes) – 1.00%
    Shirley Tomlinson (Conservative) (3 votes) – 1.00%
  12. Joanna Gideon (Conservative) (2 votes) – 0.67%
    John Watkins (Labour) (2 votes) – 0.67%
    Kay Dark (Labour) (2 votes) – 0.67%
    Peter Campbell (Labour) (2 votes) – 0.67%
    Zita Wiltshire (Conservative) (2 votes) – 0.67%
  13. Bob Grove (Independent) (1 vote) – 0.33%
    Brian Sullivan (Conservative) (1 vote) – 0.33%
    David Green (Labour) (1 vote) – 0.33%
    Ian Gregory (Conservative) (1 vote) – 0.33%
    Iris Johnston (Labour) (1 vote) – 0.33%
    Jason Savage (Conservative) (1 vote) – 0.33%
    Jenny Matterface (Labour) (1 vote) – 0.33%
    Mary Dwyer (Labour) (1 vote) – 0.33%
    Mave Saunders (Conservative) (1 vote) – 0.33%
    Rosalind Binks (Conservative) (1 vote) – 0.33%
    Sandy Ezekiel (Conservative) (1 vote) – 0.33%
    Simon Day (Conservative) (1 vote) – 0.33%
    Simon Moores (Conservative) (1 vote) – 0.33%
    Steve Alexandrou (Labour) (1 vote) – 0.33%
  14. Alan Poole (Labour) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    Brian Goodwin (Conservative) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    Corinna Huxley (Labour) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    David Saunders (Conservative) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    Douglas Clark (Labour) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    Ian Driver (Labour) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    John Edwards (Labour) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    John Kirby (Conservative) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    Ken Gregory (Conservative) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    Martin Wise (Conservative) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    Michael Roberts (Conservative) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    Michael Tomlinson (Conservative) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    Mike Harrison (Labour) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    Pat Moore (Labour) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    Richard Nicholson (Labour) (0 votes) – 0.00%
    Rick Everitt (Labour) (0 votes) – 0.00%

Total amount cast: 301 votes

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