TARA Webb has been elected to fill a vacancy on Lyme Regis Town Council.
In a closely fought contest, Tara – who listed no political affiliation – polled 328 votes, followed by Green Party candidate Vicki Elcoate with 317 and Liberal Democrat Caroline Aldridge with 305. Independent candidate Christopher Service came fourth with 159 votes.
The turnout was 37.3 per cent and 33 ballot papers were rejected for either voting for more than one candidate or being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty.
Tara, the niece of existing town councillor Cheryl Reynolds, was born and raised in Lyme Regis and educated at The Woodroffe School.
She has worked in the care and hospitality industries and has been heavily involved in the Lyme Garden Growers and Lyme Regis Community Support group in recent months.
In her election address she said: “I believe that local people should be allowed to sort out local issues and that Lyme’s agenda must be based on a sound set of policies with a clear vision for the future.
“I would like the opportunity to put forward the view of the town’s people and will always represent your views.”