Hart District Council Election – Hook Ward Result

In a resounding and emphatic endorsement of Hook residents’ feelings about Overdevelopment, Independent candidate Rob Leeson was elected as District Councillor ahead of all other candidates. Three seats were available and Rob took the top spot giving him a term of 4 years as a councillor. The full result is shown below.

Rob’s top campaign priority was the development faced by Hook and as an Independent candidate he was and is free to speak out without concern for a “party position” of other councillors at Hart. Hook Action Against Overdevelopment endorsed Rob’s campaign and we are delighted that he has been elected to represent Hook. Rob had said:

I believe that the biggest issue that we face is the level of development proposed for our area now, and the further additions that could follow.

I will fight for a fair spread of new houses across the District. Any development must be accompanied by facilities and infrastructure. Plans must involve local people, and local needs.

We have to be realistic about what he can achieve in the short term given the stage that existing planning applications have already reached. But we also hope that the clear message given by Hook residents will provide the other successful candidates from Hook with a mandate to fight for Hook more vigorously. The full result was:

Name Party Votes
Robert Leeson Independent 1406 Elected 4 year term
Mike Morris Conservative 1215 Elected 2 year term
Brian Burchfield Conservative 1143 Elected 1 year term
Jonathan Glen Conservative 1134
Ruth Hamilton UKIP 458
Richard Palmer UKIP 377
Marguerite Simpson Liberal Democrat 297
Jacqueline Nabbs Labour 271
Verd Nabbs Labour 243