Local Politics | Andover Town Council Candidates Elected UnopposedThirteen candidates who put themselves up for election to Andover Town Council have been elected without the need for a vote, Test Valley Borough Council have confirmed today.

Listed below are the thirteen elected Andover Town Councillors. Those with a * next to their names, stated on their nomination documents that they stand as ‘Andover Says No to Party Politics’ and have declared in writing that they are ‘not aligned to any political party’.

This is in contradiction to the fact that Alan Cotter is running as a Labour candidate and Katherine Bird as a Liberal Democrat in the Borough Council elections.

Barbara Long is an Executive Committee Member for the local Liberal Democrats group.

Christopher Ecclestone has branded himself as independent, despite being the Liberal Democrat Chairman for the local group, and is running as a Liberal Democrat in the Borough elections.

Barbara Carpenter

Kevin Hughes

Robin Hughes

Alan Cotter*

Len Gates

Roderick Pond*

Veronika Pond*

Christopher Ecclestone (Independent)

Katherine Bird *

Steve Hardstaff *

Barbara Long *

Michael James (Independent Voice of the People)

Geoffrey McBride *

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