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Two former MPs elected as councillors

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: May 04, 2013

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Two former Westcountry MPs have resurrected their political careers after being elected as county councillors in Devon and Cornwall.

Richard Younger-Ross, Liberal Democrat MP for Teignbridge in Devon until 2010, won in Teignmouth yesterday after unseating the town's mayor.

He said: "We campaigned on providing a strong voice for Teignmouth. We listened to the concerns of the people of the town and I am delighted that they have voted for me to represent them with a strong voice on a fair deal for Teignmouth."

Meanwhile in Falmouth, Candy Atherton – MP for Falmouth and Camborne from 1997 to 2005, and Cornwall's most recent Labour MP – won the Smithick ward in the town.

She said: "I am absolutely delighted the good people of Smithick have elected me as their councillor. I will try to serve them well. And I am looking forward to the challenge with zest."

And a sitting Westcountry MP took a keen interest in the results. Steve and Pat Rogerson – the father and mother of North Cornwall Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson – won the Bodmin East and Bodmin Central seats respectively.

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  • Doitdreckley  |  May 04 2013, 1:16PM

    Crikey, watch out Plymouth if the one in Cornwall wreckons you have weapons of mass destruction (as with Iraq in 2003)!

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  • 1newlyn  |  May 04 2013, 10:42AM

    people will never learn ! These two were no good as MP,s so now they are trying their luck as councillors. Another Black Day for Cornwall !!!

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  • Lafrowda  |  May 04 2013, 9:02AM

    Once in the trough, always in the trough.

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